Design

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

Reuters

Postcard From Tel Aviv

An artist with a penchant for depicting catastrophic collisions and other news

Photos

Landscape Absurdism: Las Vegas

The Nevada city's craziest urban designs, as seen from space

Flickr/manbeastexraordinaire

Postcard From Accra

The mysterious case of cocaine-turned-sodium bicarbonate and other news

Dawn_Perry/Flickr

How We're Failing Our Parks

America has more city parks, but less money to pay for them

An Emoticon That Measures a City's Happiness

Interactive art installation calibrates the mood of Lindau, Germany

Matthew Picton

Sculpting the History of a City

Artist’s paper sculptures recall the politics and events that shape cities

Maps

Map of the Day: New Yorkers' Tipping Habits Revealed

Not all neighborhoods tip the same amounts for different ethnic take-out options

Chuck Wolfe

Reinventing Cities With Zip Lines

A handful of mountain towns in Italy look to zip lining to bring in tourists and bolster their economy

www.buildabetterburb.org

Building a Better 'Burb, With Envy

A Long Island group is working to figure out how its village communities can attract and keep more young people

Wikimedia Commons

Why I Love My City: Bruce McCulloch on Calgary

The Canadian comedian and Kids In The Hall star on his formative years in Calgary and how the city has changed since