Design

Fill That Vacant Parking Space With a Rent-a-Tree

A designer in Milan creates mobile mini-parks.

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Nuclear Bomb National Park?

Lawmakers want the sites of the Manhattan Project preserved as historical parks.

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C. Doersch et. all

Data-Mining a City's Visual Identity

Researchers train an algorithm to tell us why Paris looks like Paris.

Reuters

This House Can Sit, Stand, Even Roll Over

Outside of Prague, a home that is able to move up and down and rotate on its sides.

Wikipedia

The Unlikely History of 'Toad Suck,' Arkansas

Turns out a weirdly named landmark can be quite beneficial to the local economy.

Videos

Fashion Innovation of the Day: The World's First Programmable T-Shirt

Wear your tweets on your sleeve.

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In Lake Placid, the Olympics Are Still Very Much Alive

The Games infrastructure is woven into the fabric of the city.

Toilet Tuesday: Where the Heck Are the NYSE's Female Bathrooms?

Your weekly eruption of the world's best bathroom news.

Walnut Studiolo

Lugging a Bike Up Apartment Stairs? Why Not Use a Handle

Portland designers crafted this leather strap to make carrying a bicycle a little easier.

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Hiroshima, 67 Years Later

Communities across the world remember and agitate for changes to nuclear regulations.

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Viktor Kölbig

Make a Houseplant Into a Lamp, via German Ingenuity

Lightly stroking your plants can light up the room.

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Historically Responsible Decision of the Day: the Antakya Museum-Hotel

When life gives you a giant mosaic, build a museum-hotel.

Reuters

How Casinos Are Failing the Elderly

Are casinos really the most responsible form of recreation we can offer our seniors?

Kaid Benfield

High Density Sprawl Is Still Sprawl

Don't be fooled - sprawl is about much more than the number of homes per acre.

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The Geography of America's Music Scenes

Mapping musicians and the music businesses across the U.S.

Reuters

Why New Orleans Should Have a Daily Newspaper

Who does the city's newspaper really belong to? Not the Newhouses.

Detroit City FC/Jon DeBoer

The Soccer King of Detroit

Sean Mann works to build community with a neighborhood-based league and a new local minor league team.

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thereisacity/YouTube

The Minute Warsaw Stood Still

City comes to a halt in honor of an effort to liberate the city from the Nazis in 1944.

Brickstarter

An Online Planning Platform for Small-Scale Design

Meet Brickstarter, a Kickstarter for urbanism, architecture, and design.