Paris

Shoebox Dwelling

A Full-Fledged Garden That Fits in Your Window

A creative pulley system allows apartment-dwellers to stretch their green thumb.

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Subway Platforms From Around the World

As iconic as anything above ground, these subway platforms leave riders with an added sense of the city they serve.

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Which Cities Have the Most Global Clout?

New York and London top the list in a new ranking of 66 cities around the world. 

Lucie & Simon

Cities Are Surprisingly Menacing When You Remove All the People

French photographers Lucie & Simon have cleansed major cities of their troublesome humanity, creating empty, dread-filled urban landscapes.

Mark Byrnes

The Manifesto for a New Urbanism That Came Before 'New Urbanism'

A 20-year-old's manifesto for the anti-modernist city was written years before the actual New Urbanist movement. Radicalism aside, there are surprising overlaps.

Designhype

Fashion Accessory of the Day: Subway Map Cuff Bracelets

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

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Why People in Cities Walk Fast

Researchers have proposed a number of theories over the years — from sensory overload to the economic value of time.

Reuters

Chart of the Day: The Most Livable Cities

New York tops the Economist's new list of competitive cities.

ArtefactoryLab

What Would Paris Look Like Under 1 Meter of Water?

A lot like this ghostly CGI visualization, created by a Parisian architectural-imaging studio.

A-lab

The Gorgeous, Green Headquarters of Oil and Logging Companies

These corporations might not have tons of fans in the environmental movement, but you wouldn't know that looking at their idealistic architecture choices.

Reuters

Postcard From Paris

A luxury car fire and more news.

Explaining Transit's Secret Language

In his new book, blogger-turned-author Jarrett Walker shows how transportation really works.

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Say Goodbye to One of the Most Popular Graffiti Spots Near Paris

One of France's most famous tagging destinations, an old warehouse in Pantin, is scheduled to become just another mixed-use development.

Reuters

The World's Best Cities for Students

If you're in college, these are the cities where you want to be.

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What Does a Subway Entrance Say About its City?

A photographic survey of the world's metro gateways.

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In France, a Model Sustainable Suburb

A livable, walkable suburb offers a lesson in green living.

Reuters

Why Don't Americans Riot Anymore?

Unlike Europe, the U.S. hasn't had a rash of mass urban violence in a generation.

Courtesy: Chuck Wolfe

Why So Many Romantic Comedies Are Set in Cities

Snapshots of cities most love-inducing qualities.

REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Scenes From Europe's Frozen Cities

A photographic tour of the freezing cold consuming much of the continent.