Design

Flickr/Keith Bacongco

Why Some Cities Are Healthier Than Others

Happiness, form of commute and money all play a role

Flickr/Indy Charlie

Postcard From Winnipeg

What to do when the weather gets balmy (by Winnipeg standards) and other news

Courtesy: BDS

For These Baltimore Students, It's D.I.Y. School Building

One crumbling structure becomes a lesson in urban design for students

Phil Campbell

Phil Campbells and the Recovery of Phil Campbell, Ala.

Would-be conventioneers continue to aid a tornado damaged town that shares their name

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America's Healthiest Metros

In the spirit of the New Year, a look at how U.S. cities stack up on measures like obesity and smoking

Pocket Neighborhoods/Karen DeLucas

'Pocket Neighborhoods' For Sustainable Suburbs

Architect Ross Chapin designs single-family units that are both energy-efficient and photogenic

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Postcard From Lahore

How the police mastered the art of recovering the kidnapped and more news

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How Good Is D.C. to Artists, Musicians, and Writers?

The city holds several advantages for creative types, despite its high cost of living

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The Awkward Art of Neighborhood Naming

Feeling connected to a neighborhood is a good thing. But what if where you live doesn't have a real name?

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The Lost City of Cahokia

New evidence of a "sprawling metropolis" that existed in East St. Louis from 1000-1300 A.D.

Postcard From New Orleans

The murder rate jumped 14 percent and other news

Populous

What's a Hockey Game Worth?

Today's NHL Winter Classic has netted cities as much as $36 million in revenue and Philadelphia is hoping to exceed that record

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Capilla Vallejo Arquitectos

2011's Most Interesting Cultural Buildings

Striking libraries, museums and community facilities

Reuters

Postcard From Wuhan

The city has pledged to build a new subway line every year between now and 2017

Reuters

Why Size Matters in Pro Sports Victories

When it comes to winning championships, big cities have some natural assets. But smaller areas can leverage their own advantages too

Reuters

What Gets Dropped on New Year's Eve

Possums, wrenches, potato chips and other strange traditions

The Out NYC

Building a 'Gay' Building

New York City's first gay urban resort will open next year. Is this the start of a new brand of architecture?

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Postcard From Yerevan

In 2012, the parents of every new baby will receive about $129 from the government, and other news

Memphis, Then and Now (1887 to 2011)

The city went broke in the 1870s. A look at how the Memphis of today compares with this low point