Design

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Frank Gehry on City Building

In this interview excerpt the famed architect touches on his field's role in making great cities

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State of the Day: Wisconsin

The state offers a lesson for how smaller cities and metros can still compete in the globalized marketplace

Julia Levitt

A Walk Through London’s Boxpark, the Temporary Mall That's Probably Coming Soon to a City Near You

Look for more pop-up malls across Europe, and eventually the U.S., in the coming years

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Barbosa & Guimarães

9 Fantastic Office Buildings

Places that would make you love where you work

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Postcard From Tokyo

The $736,000 tuna auction and other news

Courtesy: Friends of Midcoast Maine

What Citizens Add to Planning

The people who live in a place often have fresh ideas about how to make it better

Courtesy of the Municipal Art Society of New York

Manhattan's Next Great Waterfront Park

The wheels are in motion for Waterside Pier along the East River

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Courtesy: Matthew Christopher

The Psychology of Ruin Porn

Why we can't take our eyes off images of old buildings and decrepit interiors

Website of the Day: Melbourne Metro

The sleek design and usability are a transit-lover's dream

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Postcard From Miami

Competing birthday cakes vie for Lebron James' affections and other news

Samuel Arbesman

Do Rankings Affect Our Opinions of Cities?

What we think about different places also depends on where we live

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The Urban Billboard as Art

Artists seek out more imaginative uses for traditional street advertisements

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The Struggle to Define L.A.'s Transitional Moment

What Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne learned after a full year of historical reading on the city

Portland, Ore., Then and Now (1890-2012)

It's easy to see the results of Oregon's urban growth boundary laws in this side-by-side map comparison

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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