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You Are Where You Wear

The often subtle (and occasionally lucrative) art of expressing city pride, via t-shirt.

The Official Guide to Tactical Urbanism

A new book offers case studies and tips on creating quick and effective urban interventions.

Postcard From Pripyat

Scenes from Chernobyl's ghost town.

James Q. Wilson, 'Broken Windows' Author, Dies at 80

The political scientist forever changed community policing and neighborhood safety practices.

Scenes From a Lollipop House

A modest-sized home makes a bold statement in this South Korean neighborhood.

The Future of the Public Housing Project

Mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhoods can improve quality of life for the urban poor.

Can a Highway Median Become an Alluring Public Space?

That's the question in Miami, where a design firm has created a temporary pop-up park, complete with sod and seating.

For the Urban Poor, a Downside to Residential Mobility

A new study finds "unintended political consequences" of HUD's program to place poor families in higher-income neighborhoods.

Louisville's Mega-Park

The Parklands will transform stalled developments and vacant farmland into an ambitious park system.

Where to Find a Creative Class Job in 2020

High-paid knowledge, professional, and creative class occupations will add roughly 7 million new jobs by 2020. Here's where you'll find them.

Property Value Decline of the Day: -2.5 Percent

Billions of dollars in investment have not helped Newham, the borough that will host London's Olympics.

Sprinkles Cupcakes Explains Its 24-Hour 'Cupcake ATM'

The company says it plans to launch round-the-clock, cupcake-dispensing automatons in not just Beverly Hills, but every city it's located in.

This Week in Bans: Belarus Kills Off 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

Also recently banned in cities around the world: yobbos terrorizing a London suburb, "cruel" live-chicken art and the public roasting of whole cows in Phnom Penh.

What Intersections Would Look Like in a World of Driverless Cars

Imagining a future without lights and stop signs.

Postcard From Detroit

The abandoned book depository.

What Would You Pay for a Hotel Room Covered in Graffiti?

Artists turn half a room into a wild wall of street art and leave the other half stark white; the results are incredible.  

How To Protect America's Countryside from Sprawl

The sustainability community has turned some overdue attention to small towns. But how can we preserve the places in between?

Is Urbanism Slowing the Rise of Car Travel?

If Americans have really reached "peak driving," recent changes in land use may be a reason why.

The Only Elected Regional Government in the U.S.

Why has no other region followed the model of metropolitan Portland?