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The Hidden Architecture of Pyongyang

A new book explores the politics behind the city's buildings.

Watch the Sydney Opera House Disintegrate Before Your Eyes

The famed arts venue's sails appear to ripple before collapsing in this new public art installation.

An Atlas of Suburbanisms

Not every suburb is completely suburban, nor is every city completely urban, as a resource-rich new website helps show.

God Save the Queen

Scenes from the London-wide Jubilee celebration.

Young Americans Aren't the Only Ones Driving Much Less Than Their Parents

A new study shows 18- to 29-year old Germans are also leaving the road.

The Evolution of the Bike Lane

Bike infrastructure is changing, raising new questions about the best design.

The Death and Life of Downtown Shopping Districts

Lessons from Miami’s bold Design District experiment.

Instead of Levees, Plant Trees

According to new research, coastal forests greatly reduced the impact of the Japanese tsunami.

Why You Should Give Away Free Stuff To Your Neighbors

Research suggests that people who participate in Freecycle communities experience greater group identity and solidarity.

What Will It Take to Turn Berlin Into a Major Economic Center?

The city is an arts hub. Can a new airport bring it into the upper tier of European cities?

Concerned Citizen of the Day: D.C.'s 'Squeaky Wheel'

Does your city have a Michael Sindram?

Would You Live In This Loft In the Clouds?

Polish architects have designed a swanky apartment building perched on the chimneys of an old factory.

The Growing Popularity of Bus Rapid Transit

When designed the right way, a BRT line can be a smart alternative to more expensive modes of public transit.

Chicago's Downtown Goes All 1980s With Immense, Fluorescent Art

Installation artist Jessica Stockholder wants pedestrians to feel like they're "walking through an animated film."

The City as Lifesize Monopoly Board

An artist in Chicago takes the game to the streets.

Why You Should Say 'Hello' to Strangers on the Street

On sidewalk psychology. 

Rio's Garbage Pickers Lose Their Jobs

One of the world's largest open-air landfills will be shuttered. What does that mean for the 1,700 people who worked there?

How to Handle a City of Tourists

New Yorkers have always had a love-hate relationship with visitors.

America's Economic Rebound

The declinists are wrong, America is emerging from the crisis stronger than before.