Ireland's Dublin House program will give groups of residents great plots for cheap if they commit to developing them and living in what they build.
And it's keeping the country's banking system in shambles.
The Irish capital is pockmarked with empty parcels. With tough new property laws planned for this year, that could change.
It's true, and it's utterly disgusting.
Imagine the amount of water pouring out the mouth of the Mississippi River, times 15. That's what these things move through the air over time.
No American cities made the annual ranking, put together by Copenhagenize Design Co.
The fascinating historical reason why a quarter of the country's home loans are in some kind of trouble.
The economic crisis decimated the Irish capital. But two years after a massive bailout, a new kind of city is emerging.
Aris Venetikidis has mapped out a better mass transit system. He's still waiting for the city to embrace it.
A street artist has laid impossible-to-complete track and swim lanes all throughout the city.
Also, Ireland puts the chill on tanning beds and trashy fashion models of the U.K., beware.
Gardeners reclaim the half-built McMansions of the Irish countryside.
Researchers have proposed a number of theories over the years — from sensory overload to the economic value of time.
If you're in college, these are the cities where you want to be.
Even the most mundane pieces of infrastructure don't have to be boring.
The Irish capital aims to ensure its future is pedestrian-focused
A growing number of cities are letting buses cruise highway shoulders to improve service
Most of the world's capacity for economic growth is centered in its metro areas. Which cities top the list?