Design

CityFixer

How Can We Make Cities Quieter?

The best responses to this week's The Big Fix.

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Is the Retro Ballpark Movement Officially Over?

20 years since Camden Yards opened in Baltimore, a look back on the stadium design that's emerged since.

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The Secret Geometric Treasures Hidden Around Los Angeles

Designer Paige Smith fills the city's drainage holes with glittering geological matter.

Postcard From Dongyang

Urine-soaked eggs as afternoon snack.

The Wisdom of Wastewater Recycling

With new water-conscious projects, Burbank is becoming a model of water reuse.

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Fashion Accessory of the Day: Subway Map Cuff Bracelets

A sleek, sartorial way to show your love for public transportation.

Thailand's Answer to the Drive-In Theater

An awesome floating screen.

Blue Trees Heading to Seattle

An Australian artist hopes to get people thinking about deforestation by using the "powerful stimulant" of the color blue.

Postcard From Raleigh

The skyline gets a new addition, and more news.

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How Quilting Can Explain the Foreclosure Crisis

Artists like Kathryn Clark are using their work to explore the impacts of America's financial meltdown.

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Portfolio of the Week: Melbourne's Studio505

An Australian-based architect with a China-heavy portfolio talks about the differences in building trends between the two countries.

The Imaginary Monsters of U.S. Cities

Sure, the sticks have Sasquatch and the Jackalope. But what creepy cryptids lurk in thriving American cities?

Postcard From Miami, Arizona

A debate over what color to paint a town landmark.

City Life, Recreated in the Sky

To Antony Wood's mind, the future of cities is vertical, replete with super-tall buildings, rooftop parks and, yes, lots of skybridges.

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The Ghosts of Philadelphia's Demolished Past

A photographer layers history over buildings that no longer remain.

Postcard From Havana

The city gets gussied up for the Pope.

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Designing a City for the Deaf

A university in Washington, D.C., is developing a model for how urban spaces can better serve the deaf or hard of hearing.

Why Energy Use Is Really Water Use

Pumping water from where it's abundant to where it's not takes a lot of energy.

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Paul Rudolph and the Challenge of Preserving Modern Architecture

A photographer sets out to capture as many of the architect's remaining buildings as he can, before they're gone.