Design

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A Record Store Where Nothing Is For Sale

A new installation in Seattle encourages users to rethink how they consume music

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State-Sanctioned Grafitti

In Luxembourg, an artist and architect team up on a new home

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Postcard From Tel Aviv

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

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Landscape Absurdism: Las Vegas

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

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Postcard From Accra

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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