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If Grannies Did Graffiti, It Might Look Like This Yarn Tagging

A shadowy Madrid artist is methodically wrapping European cities in chaotic fabric webs.

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A 'Daughter of the Nation'

Signs of support for Malala Yousufzai from around the world.

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Revolutionary Architecture: How Cuba's National Arts Schools Were Disgraced and Reclaimed

A golf course, a bold design, exile and return.

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Architects Dream Up an Urban Moon Bounce for Paris

A design for an inflatable bridge at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

Kaid Benfield

How LEED-ND Can Improve Older Neighborhoods

An inner-city neighborhood in Boston is providing a strong example of how the rating system can guide improvements.

Simon Bouisson

For the Discerning Brutalist, Here's Some Concrete Furniture

Note to movers: Lift from the knees.

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Were Big Banks Guilty of Racial Discrimination in the Housing Crisis?

A lawsuit just filed in New York on behalf of black borrowers in Detroit connects for the first time the housing collapse with civil rights law.

The Role of Place in Discovery and Innovation

The Kauffman Foundation's Samuel Arbesman on his new book, The Half-Life of Facts.

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How Historic Preservation Helped Save Denver's Downtown

Back in the 1980s, the area lost a fifth of its building stock.

A-P Hurd

That Parking Spot In Front of Your House Doesn't Belong to You

And honestly, the city could make much better use of the space.

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Design Video of the Day: How the Netherlands Builds Its Embassies

A new documentary examines the Dutch approach.

Boston Biker

Is Boston's Bloody New Helmet PSA Bad for Cycling?

The shaming of helmet-less bikers continues, but this ad seems more likely to discourage people from biking than anything else.

Felix Baumgartner's Space Jump: The LEGO Version

We will all remember where we were the moment a man dove back to Earth from the edge of space, landed on his face and was carried away by a shrieking bird.

Robert Rickhoff

Can You Spot What's Wrong With These Urban Scenes?

Robert Rickhoff's surrealistic city architecture blends "fun" with "fatalities."

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We Won’t Get More Women on Bikes Until We Have Environments That Cater to Them

Closing the gender gap means getting women not merely around bikes, but on them—with regularity.

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The Space Shuttle Down the Street

Endeavour makes a hulking, halting trip through Los Angeles.

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The Geography of the World's Millionaires

Last year, the ranks of the super-rich shrunk around the world.

Arizona State University

The Future of Mapping Carbon Emissions, With Pinpoint Precision

A new modeling system called "Hestia" traces greenhouse gases to individual urban buildings and roads.

Restore Our Palace Road

Can an Artist's Song Change the Face of a Community?

The Saw Doctors, an Irish rock band, is leading a campaign to restore a small part of Tuam.