Design

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Why Are There No Gay Bars In Harlem?

Gentrification has long since arrived in Harlem, with plenty of LGBT residents. But they appear to be socializing elsewhere. Why? And does it matter?

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Why Cities Matter

It’s time to take the livability, sustainability, and prosperity of our urban areas more seriously

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Welcome to The Atlantic Cities

What you should—and shouldn't—expect from The Atlantic's newest website

State of Play: Playground Infrastructure in 20 Major U.S. Cities

Which major U.S. cities provide the best, and worst, mix of playgrounds for their youngest residents?

Courtesy Kyong Park

Korea's Development Debate, in Physical Form

LOT-EK's Open School in Anyang forces visitors to confront the architectural contrasts right in front of them

Courtesy NASA Visible Earth catalog

Defining Cities in a Metropolitan World

Eight different ways to measure and think about what makes a city