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In a Dutch Suburb, a Housing Project as Art

A new apartment by 24-H architecture boasts wildly free-form balconies


Thanksgiving Boom Towns

Which cities will get the most visitors this holiday weekend?


Why the Asian Food in Paris Is So Bad

French snobbery about their own cuisine has led the city to become a mecca of mediocre pan-Asian offerings

Postcard From Los Angeles

Free turkeys, mandatory smiles and 1 dollar land for Occupy Los Angeles


Why I'm Still Proud of Davis

A town where cops callously pepper-spray students is not the city I know and love


The 10 Least Reliable Roads in the United States

A new report ranks the corridors that are most susceptible to sudden traffic jams


In Berlin, Making Street Art That Sings

A street artist’s boombox posters turn cell phones into cassette tapes

Patrick Norguet

A McDonald's for Architecture Snobs

Forget tacky counters and mass-produced booths. This French McDonald's offers a sleek design for the modern family


Could London Become the Tech Capital of Europe?

The city used to struggle to keep its start-up talent. Not anymore


How Do You Define Who's Homeless in a Recession?

With more families doubled up under the same roof, definitions that determine assistance are being stretched


Reducing Air Pollution With ... Glue?

Adhesive sprayed onto London streets aims at cutting particulate levels

Matt Stroud

Why I Love (and Sometimes Hate) My City: Sala Udin on Pittsburgh

The former city councilman has worked for decades to revitalize one of Pittsburgh's most dangerous and deteriorated neighborhoods.

Atlanta, Then and Now (1871 to 2011)

A cartographic comparison of Atlanta, from post-confederate reconstruction to postmodern boom-town


The Occupy Movement and the New Public Space

It's time to have a serious debate about what we really want from our public spaces


L.A. Opens Up its School Yards

A pilot program allows joint use of school playgrounds by communities in park-poor areas

Jesse Berkowitz

Postcard From Fort Dauphin, Madagascar

New power plants, pictures from space and a fight over a centuries-old newborn twin tradition 


Improving Urban Planning in Africa

An interview with Nancy Odendaal, project coordinator of the Association of African Planning Schools


For Once, the Federal Government Gets Sustainability Right

A new line of HUD grants will help communities improve their planning, mass transit and walkability

6 Successful Crowdfunded Public Art Projects

With funding for the arts at an all-time low, these projects still managed to get off the ground thanks to websites like Kickstarter