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The Toughest Re-Use: Grain Elevators

Not easy to convert, some cities still manage to find new ways to bring life to their abandoned grain elevators.

Buffalo's Convention Center Blues

Buffalo's aging convention center is struggling. What should become of it now?

Put a Green Roof On It

A new tool visualizes green roofs on any building, and the water and energy they could save.

Americans Positive About Their Local Economy

Despite deep concerns about our national finances, Americans think their cities and towns are doing all right.

Africa's High-Fashion City

Dakar's fashion scene is a powerful economic driver. Scenes from Fashion Week.

An Artist Reinvents Architectural Photography via iPhone

An Atlanta-based telecommunications professional creates stunning design pieces using only her phone.

What the Arts Add to Our Communities

A short video on new projects to liven up neighborhoods across the country.

Fear and Loathing in Athens

Headlines tell of a city gripped by violent riots, but the reality is more complicated.

Rochester's Unique Place in the Rustbelt Revival

With rebounding historic neighborhoods and a diversified economy, Rochester's future doesn't have to be as grim as some fear.

How the Recession Made Me a Gentrifier in My Home Town

Downwardly mobile Millennials—especially the ones who are natives of increasingly expensive cities—are rewriting the rules of gentrification.

The Misunderstood Science Behind Fears That a Subway Tunnel Could Blow Up Beverly Hills High School

Earthquakes, underground chemicals, hysteria and emotion all collide in L.A.

Freaky Furniture of the Day: Human Hair Chairs

Thanks to Swedish designer Ola Giertz, the stuff that sprouts from your head now can be a place to rest your butt.

Texas: Housing Juggernaut

The Lone Star State continues to dominate when it comes to new home construction.

This Week in Bans: Santa Monica Outlaws Christmas Displays

Also banned recently: Porch sofas in Durham, North Carolina; public profanity near Boston; a British man who drinks mouthwash.

For the High Density Dweller, a Box For Everything

A box made with the apartment in mind, formed by a patchwork of drawers.

The Demise of a City

Scenes from Syria's Homs.

Americans Want More City Planning

According to an American Planning Association poll, Americans want sidewalks, transit, and locally owned businesses.

Debating the Root Causes of Zombie Infrastructure

A vacant Michigan strip mall becomes a symbol in a Congressional primary race, but it's really part of a much broader problem.

Can Niagara Falls Grow Again?

Despite being home to a world famous tourist attraction, Niagara Falls, New York, is in danger of no longer being considered a city.