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The Psychology of Ruin Porn

Why we can't take our eyes off images of old buildings and decrepit interiors

Website of the Day: Melbourne Metro

The sleek design and usability are a transit-lover's dream

Emaar Mall Group

Plans for an Air Conditioned Walk From Burj Khalifa to the Dubai Metro

An elevated walkway will connect the world's tallest skyscraper with the city's metro system

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Postcard From Miami

Competing birthday cakes vie for Lebron James' affections and other news

Reuters

How Gay Populations Influence Housing Prices

A new study finds that whether home values go up or down as same-sex households increase depends on a neighborhood's political slant

Samuel Arbesman

Do Rankings Affect Our Opinions of Cities?

What we think about different places also depends on where we live

The Urban Billboard as Art

Artists seek out more imaginative uses for traditional street advertisements

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The Struggle to Define L.A.'s Transitional Moment

What Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne learned after a full year of historical reading on the city

Portland, Ore., Then and Now (1890-2012)

It's easy to see the results of Oregon's urban growth boundary laws in this side-by-side map comparison

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Why Some Cities Are Healthier Than Others

Happiness, form of commute and money all play a role

Reuters

List of the Day: America's Power Regions

New Geography's list of the five areas that will do best post-election day, no matter who wins

Frank Jump

The Fading, Old-Timey Ads of New York City

A photographer documents the Big Apple that was through old billboards and street advertisements

Flickr/Indy Charlie

Postcard From Winnipeg

What to do when the weather gets balmy (by Winnipeg standards) and other news

The City as Urban Whirlpool

A new Google map hack lets you create wild, trippy images of your favorite city streets 

Reuters

The Problem with Naming Transit Stations

Commercialism is only one of many reasons for cities not to sell out their stops

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Fixing the Rust Belt by Shrinking It

New studies suggest that we can revitalize the Rust Belt by increasing core density

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For These Baltimore Students, It's D.I.Y. School Building

One crumbling structure becomes a lesson in urban design for students

Phil Campbell

Phil Campbells and the Recovery of Phil Campbell, Ala.

Would-be conventioneers continue to aid a tornado damaged town that shares their name

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America's Healthiest Metros

In the spirit of the New Year, a look at how U.S. cities stack up on measures like obesity and smoking