Design

An African City's Unusual Preservation Legacy

Decades after colonialism, Asmara has embraced the buildings Italy left behind.

Can One of Maine's Emptiest Counties Become an Urbanist Paradise?

One designer's vision to turn Maine's rural Piscataquis county into a 125-acre car-free village.

Occupy L.A. Asks the City to Return Its Murals

The Los Angeles protesters are up in arms about the prospect of their artwork landing in a museum or art gallery.

Should Cities of the Future Look More to the Past?

A conversation with philanthropist Richard H. Driehaus about the importance of traditional architecture.

Solar-Powered Concept Car Fuses 'Batman' With 'Tron'

A London designer gives the staid solar car a badass, stealth-bomberlike makeover.

Postcard From Philadelphia

A Charles Dickens birthday party at a bootleg statue and other news.

Why Planners Need to Take Agenda 21 Criticism More Seriously

Three ways to engage Tea Party critics of sustainable design.

What the History of Diocletian's Palace Can Teach Us About Adaptive Reuse

The 2,000-year-old Croatian fort holds innumerable lessons for today's urbanists.

Last Chance to Become a Literary Evangelist for World Book Night

You too can have a chance to spread free copies of your favorite books around American cities.

Beijing's Historic Neighborhoods Are Under Attack

The demolition of buildings by famed 20th century architects portends a wider trend in Beijing's historic neighborhoods.

Postcard From Paris

The city's mayor launches Paris Tourist Day to convince residents to treat visitors a little more cordially, and other news.

Ode of the Day: In Defense of L.A.

GOOD writer Cord Jefferson on falling in love with the West Coast.

Locals to Christo: Don't Drape Fabric Over Our River

This is the opponents’ last stand, though it's likely the project will be approved.

If You Want Nice People, Make Nice Places

A Pavement to Parks program spruces up public spaces. Will it help keep the homeless away?

Postcard From New York

Local churches come together to protest a recently-passed ban on worship services in public schools.

Los Angeles Is the Smelliest City in America, Says GQ

The best smelling, that is. See where your city ranks on this highly unscientific listing of odorous burgs.

Photos

Strip Malls Like You've Never Seen Before

The American landscape is littered with the decaying corpses of strip malls. Here are a few innovative ways we can turn them to our advantage.

To Succeed, Cities Should Market Their Differences

Douglas Coupland calls on cities to take pride in their unique qualities.

Videos

How Seville Sold Its Citizens on a Massive Galactic Public Sculpture

The formerly despised work is now a central part of the city's urban fabric.