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Ice Cube as Urbanist

The rapper's take on Los Angeles' architecture would make critics proud

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Top U.S. Cities for Dog Parks, Skate Parks, Swimming Pools and More

New data from the Trust for Public Land shows which cities have the most parks per resident

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Postcard From Rio de Janeiro

An international festival brings some clowns to town

Rolighetsteorin

Should Cities Issue Prizes Instead of Tickets?

Incentivizing compliance for things like speeding or picking up dog poo can be a win for cities and residents, at least in the short run

Postcard From Boulder

The case of the missing winter squash

Courtesy Grant Stern

In Miami, Weed Whacking as Protest Art

Tired of asking the government to tend to sidewalk overgrowth, a group of friends took matters into their own hands

Library of Congress

Phoenix, Then and Now (1885 to 2011)

126 years later, Phoenix bares little resemblance to the sleepy agricultural town of the 1880s

Copenhagen's Trash Incinerator Ski Slope Is Dead

The ambitious plan was scuttled after officials realized it would increase carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent a year

Photos
Stewart Mader

An Elevated View of the City

A photographer ventures up to the tops of New York City buildings to capture unique views

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Cape Town, Design Capital

South African city named “World Design Capital 2014”

SAYA

Designs for a Divided Jerusalem

If a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict ever came to pass, it would create a profound urban planning challenge

International Art Academy of Palestine

Ramallah's Art Scene Comes Home

The success of the International Art Academy of Palestine has artists from all over the world taking notice

Reuters

Postcard From Kathmandu

A terror trail ends here, and anti-Monsanto activists clash with rural farmers

IFC/Danielle Mathias

Why I Love My City: Carrie Brownstein on Portland

Musician, writer, and co-creator of Portlandia Carrie Brownstein talks about what makes her city special

Number of the Day: $2 Million

That's how much the United Nations will spend on a "zero emission school" in Gaza

Crazy Spanish Culture Center Closed After Just 9 Months

The popular Niemeyer Center was meant to revitalize a gritty industrial town. But the government deemed it too lavish to operate

Postcard From Tbilisi

A reality show starring the mayor, Ronald Reagan statue as political prop and a city budget with some major holes

The Lost Movie Houses of Southeast Asia

A photographer chronicles a dying art space

Courtesy: Kai Hagen

The Smart Growth Priority Advocates Are Forgetting

Land conservation should be central to sustainable communities