Design

The Secret to Memphis's Blues District Success

Lots of cities have tried to build thriving arts and entertainment districts, but few have anything like Beale Street. As he gets ready to retire, the developer who made it happen looks back.

The City, Covered With Logos

Are corporate logos diminishing the sense of place in cities?

The Man Who Brought Texas BBQ to Chicago

Barry Sorkin is an Illinois native with no formal food background. Here's how he opened one of the city's most successful restaurants.

How to Copy a Building

Two artists take a unique approach to preservation, creating to-scale images of historic interiors.

Postcard From Hiroshima

A killer is sentenced to life, and other news.

Photos

The Politics of Playgrounds, a History

Fights over how kids play have been going strong since the early 1900s.

The Regionalization of SimCity

The interconnectedness of cities will be a major component of the forthcoming new version of the classic video game.

Postcard From Tokyo

How the city has changed since the earthquake.

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Tour a Wizard City

For the first time, a scale model of Hogwarts will be on display in London.

Why Apple's New Campus Is Bad for Urban America

The company's sprawling, car-dependent new headquarters violates even the most basic tenets of smart growth and walkability.

The $2,500 Occupy Wall Street Folding Chair

Chilean artist Sebastian Errazuriz hopes that the 1 percent will enjoy this unusual furniture.

Videos

What Would Paris Look Like Under 1 Meter of Water?

A lot like this ghostly CGI visualization, created by a Parisian architectural-imaging studio.

Unofficial and Awesome Street Furniture

Cities looking for new ways to spruce up their public spaces might consider this idea, from Hamburg.

Postcard From Iwaki

One year after the earthquake, the city tries to rebuild.

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The Cities of the Future as Creepy, Dystopian Hellscapes

A British architecture firm is pumping out some really eerie sci-fi animations.

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The Gorgeous, Green Headquarters of Oil and Logging Companies

These corporations might not have tons of fans in the environmental movement, but you wouldn't know that looking at their idealistic architecture choices.

Postcard From Paris

A luxury car fire and more news.

Urban Explorers: The Horror Film

Tourists venturing into the Berlin underground are good fodder for a bad scary movie.

The Changing Fate of Hockey's Oldest Arenas

Most of the original arenas have been turned into surface lots, but Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens managed an impressive rebirth.