Design

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

MVRDV Architects

Are These 'Cloud' Towers Supposed to Evoke 9/11?

The architects say they "didn't notice" their design resembled the fiery scene at the World Trade Center

Postcard From Midtown Manhattan

A new food truck with "food to help you transform into a being of pure light," and other news

Photos
Woodhead Architects

9 Non-Ugly Bus Terminals

These stations make bus travel bearable

Videos

Ice Cube as Urbanist

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

Ed Yourdon/Wikimedia Commons

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

Reuters

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

warrenski/Flickr

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