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Urbanizing the Suburban Street

A community tries some relatively pain-free fixes to make its streets greener and more walkable

REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Searching for Ostalgie

Berlin's East Germany obsession is easy to find for tourists, but more complicated for locals

Reuters

Timeline of the Day: Is Siem Reap Asia's Next Gay Mecca?

The city's gay scene is exploding

Postcard From Prague

A city mourns Vaclav Havel and other news

Josh Dudley

The Burgeoning Field of Security Perimeter Design

As bollards and Jersey barriers become ubiquitous, architects and designers look for ways to make them less hideous

Building a Greener Dorm

New apartments at the College of William & Mary will cut energy consumption by about 75 percent

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Glendale Residents Reluctantly Let Go of Their Astroturf

The California town has banned plastic lawns over environmental concerns

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Reuters

Oddity of the Day: Nativity Scene Starring Hugo Chavez

A collection of some strange Christmas scenes from cities around the world

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Feld72

11 New Buildings to Visit in 2012

You might have missed these new buildings, but they're definitely worth checking out in 2012

Postcard From Rochester

The best online ode to a city you'll see and other news

Merge Invisible

An Artistic X-Ray for Buildings in Budapest

A group of artists commemorate demolished old buildings with scenes from the past

Reuters

List of the Day: America's Most Generous Cities

The places with the highest percent of givers

Flickr/Baturix

How High for Helsinki’s Skyline?

With high-rise buildings proposed, the Finnish capital considers changes to its historically low skyline

Buffalo, Then and Now (1902-2011)

A look at how modern Buffalo compares with the city in its heyday

Postcard From Barcelona

Children decorate a "pooping log" that they'll beat with sticks come Christmas, and other news

Courtesy First Street Green

How to Fill an Empty Urban Space

A community group in New York collects ideas for a space that once housed the BMW Guggenheim Lab

Appalachian Regional Commission

A Voice for Urban Appalachia

The stereotypically rural region has a new online publication embracing its urban side

Courtesy Olson Kundig

A Record Store Where Nothing Is For Sale

A new installation in Seattle encourages users to rethink how they consume music

Courtesy of Architizer

State-Sanctioned Grafitti

In Luxembourg, an artist and architect team up on a new home