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Marvel at the Atlanta Falcons' Ridiculously Over the Top New Stadium Proposal

Exhibit A: Seats that tremor with every bone-jarring, concussion-inducing hit the players experience in real life.

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How to Build an Urban Icon ... Out of LEGOs

Brick City, released today, offers models of buildings and infrastructure that span continents.

Noah Veltman

A History Tour of San Francisco's Street Names

Click on a street in this delightful interactive map, and a history lesson pops up.

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16 Rules for 'Smarter' Smart Growth

It’s time to update the so-called 1990's-era "ten principles" that emphasize compact development, transportation choices, and so on.

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Nickolay Lamm

Here's What New York City Would Look Like in North Korea

An artist imagines the city with propaganda posters and limited lighting.

Brandon Beasley

The Calgary Park That's United Historic Preservationists and Parkour Athletes

The city wants to renovate Century Gardens Park, but two unlikely groups are fighting to save it.

Enrique Peñalosa

The Coming Bold Transformation of the American City

The U.S. is expected to add 74.3 million new homes by 2050. How will its city evolve to meet this demand?

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Play Tokyo Like a Piano in This Gorgeous Interactive Music Video

The Japanese company behind a new urban center is celebrating it with a rather unusual artwork.

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ThankYouLondon

Gratitude Map of the Day: Thank You London

Something to be thankful for, from Mitcham to Highgate Hill.

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The Bike You Pedal With Both Arms and Legs

Put all your limbs to use.

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Kaid Benfield

How Historic Architecture Can Anchor Economic Development

The case for turning historic districts into thriving, walkable downtowns.

Giles Ashford

Why Is MoMA Planning to Destroy a Beloved Work of Contemporary Architecture?

The museum's expansion means destroying 'The Folk,' a quirky, celebrated building next door.

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The Man Who Turns Toronto's Sewers Into Art

Michael Cook documents city pipes to raise awareness of water infrastructure problems.

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How Dallas Killed the Farmers' Market: The Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

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FXFOWLE Archtiects

The Payphone of the Future Is Calling

Ideas for radical reinventions that would make the obsolete technology useful again.

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Terrifying Footage of Someone Hanging From a Construction Crane by One Hand

On purpose, apparently.

Richard Hell Looks Back on Punk's Roots in Place

Yes, there's plenty of sex and drugs in the musician's new memoir, but it also ponders the lasting cultural influence of punk on New York City.

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

The Case for Low-Rise Density

It sprung up 40 years ago as a more livable alternative to high-rise public housing. Are there lessons we can adapt today?

How Boston Magazine Put Together Its Striking Marathon Cover

The magazine collected and photographed dozens of shoes from runners, all while the city was on lock-down.