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This Week in Bans: It's Criminal To Say Men Have 'No Balls'

Also, a British city forbids its own employees from watching the Olympics and a Tennessee burg attacks noisy street preaching.

The Sad Evolution of the Strip Mall

How the most car-friendly urban form went from quaint to grotesque.

A City of Staples

A miniature megalopolis.

A Tug-of-War Between Bus and Rail in a Brazilian World Cup City

New court ruling may help Cuiabá make up its mind about Cup-related transit plans.

A Glowing Run Through Edinburgh

Hundreds of walkers get decked out in glowing lights and run over Arthur's Seat to illuminate the iconic landmark.

The Bad News Behind the Good News That Home Prices Are Rising

Like every economic bulletin these days, this one comes with a catch.

Graffiti, Created With Water Guns

A French artist has built a giant water-sensitive light-board for your artistic pleasure.

Pakistan's Looming Water Crisis

Water access and infrastructure concerns will only heighten as the country shifts toward an urban majority.

In Philadelphia, a Porch for an Entire City

A block-long plaza replaces an unnecessary parking lane with tables, shade, and perhaps a farmers’ market or beer garden.

The World's Biggest Gay Rights 'Tattoo'

Artist Steed Taylor unravels the story behind Chicago's "Galloon," a tribute to out gays and lesbians in the military.

A Greener, Safer Empty Lot

How a little yardwork can reduce crime and improve a neighborhood's sense of safety.

50 Years After the Beatles, Liverpool Is Back

England's Detroit has boosted its cultural offerings to become a tourist magnet.

Do Basketball Arenas Spur Economic Development?

The latest research finds arenas are "not the cause of development so much as they are the effect."

Video of the Day: Interactive Shadow Art in Kiev

Watch your vibrations battle geometric forms thanks to the handiwork of two Ukrainian architects.

You've Heard of Skyscrapers. But What About a 'Depthscraper'?

It's basically a giant hole in the ground, designed to withstand Japanese earthquakes.

The Lost Arpeggios of Rush Hour

The best idea we've ever heard for swiping into the subway has sadly fallen on deaf ears. Any takers?

Fill That Vacant Parking Space With a Rent-a-Tree

A designer in Milan creates mobile mini-parks.

Nuclear Bomb National Park?

Lawmakers want the sites of the Manhattan Project preserved as historical parks.

Data-Mining a City's Visual Identity

Researchers train an algorithm to tell us why Paris looks like Paris.