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Have Yourself a Merry City Christmas

A collection of holiday photos to remind us why we need our public spaces 

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The World's Next 20 Tallest Skyscrapers

The average height of towers is climbing — but how high is too high?

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Koolhaas's Defense of Generic Architecture

If you only read the highlights of his widely quoted interview in Der Spiegel, you probably missed the point

Darla Jackson

Neighborhood Revitalization Tools: Band Saw, Drill Press, Welding Helmet

Empty industrial spaces get a second life as innovative art studios

Postcard From Zanzibar

How a radio ad changed Rukia Shabiby's life, and other news

Courtesy: Charles Wolfe

Advice for Urbanists, Circa 400 B.C.

Fifteen of the most quotable ideas about cities, as told by the likes of Plato, Shakespeare and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

SvR Design

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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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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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

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List of the Day: America's Most Generous Cities

The places with the highest percent of givers

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How High for Helsinki’s Skyline?

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