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For Buffalo's Grain Elevators, an Experimental Second Act

The formerly empty icons have become a space for art, ping pong balls, and eerie trombone concerts. 

Popularity Contest of the Day: Urban Infrastructure, on Flickr

What do we photograph more, stop signs or streetlights?

The Bone-Breaking Consequences of Crossing the Street in Baku

A pedestrian's life in the capital of Azerbaijan is about as scary as it gets.

What Does Preservation Mean in a City Without History?

Rapidly developing Abu Dhabi considers saving its disappearing past.

A Video Game That Side-Scrolls the City Skyline

Skyscrapers and burning streets are the setting of a new game for Playstation, with music by Beck.

Buttermilk Vans, Icemen, and Lots of Hats: Washington Circa 1936

An old WPA video shows the capital bustling through the Great Depression.

Advice for Passing a Massive Infrastructure Referendum

Atlanta's voters rejected a one-cent sales tax to fund a public transportation overhaul. Lessons from Denver, Los Angeles and Phoenix.

From an Apartment Full of Cardboard Boxes, a Massive Work of Art

You too, could turn the remnants of your recent move into a cool video art installation.

Where India's Street Food Is Born

It's harvest time for the water chestnut.

Can All-Women Cities Solve Saudi Arabia's Productivity Problem?

Seems unlikely since a segregated city will never be as creative as a diverse one.

How To Jump From China's Monstrous Aizhai Bridge (and Survive)

The bridge is the longest and tallest tunnel-to-tunnel bridge ever built. It's a natural magnet for anybody who likes doing improbable things.

The Connection Between Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Metros with a strong creative class are also more likely to have robust business growth.

What Makes Some Train Station Waits Better Than Others?

"Queueing theory" says we hate the injustice of waiting on chaotic lines.

Using Uber Ridership Data to Compare Cities and Neighborhoods

San Francisco's Financial District is more Manhattan-like than it is San Francisco-like, and other observations.

Why Can't an Entire City Be a Museum?

Curators in Ghent, Belgium, use art to force visitors into far-flung neighborhoods.

'Not Guilty,' Says Boulder's Alleged Poop-Covered Voyeur

And other developments in world bathroom news.

Retirement of the Day: The Poet's Pension

The Argentine capital has a special fund for aging creative contributors.

Portland Might Finally Add Some Fluoride to Its Water

Local groups are calling on officials to add the tooth-protector to public water supplies, citing poor dental health in kids.

Choosing the Paths Less Traveled? There's an App for That

BlankWays keeps track of which streets you've been down, and plots new, untraveled routes.