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Life In an Abandoned Packard Plant

Allan Hill has been caring for (and inhabiting) a rundown Detroit factory building.

Courtesy: Recovery.gov

Can Native American Housing Be Sustainable and Culturally Appropriate?

The Sustainable Native Communities thinks so.

Prelinger Archives

1950s General Motors Propaganda Film: Solution to Congestion Is More Roads

More parking, lane miles was the automaker's prescription at mid-century, with a cameo from Robert Moses.

Courtesy: BBC2

Tiny Space of the Day: A Miniature Parisian Restaurant

Chef Rachel Khoo shows how she cooks in the city's smallest eatery.

Shweeb

Whatever Happened to The Shweeb?

The whimsical plastic people-mover, a blend of monorail and recumbent bicycle, was a big enough idea to attract an investment by Google. So where is it now?

Discovery Channel

The Sad Truth About Food-Delivering Robots

The failure of San Francisco's "TacoCopter" is just one example of how we are failing at creating a functional, robotic delivery boy.

Video: 2 Minutes To A Healthy City

A video breaks down what cities can do to make their residents fitter.

Courtesy: Denver Zoo

Recycling Victory of the Day: The Poo-Powered Tuk Tuk

A three-wheeled rickshaw powered by animal waste, courtesy of the Denver Zoo.

The Cult of the Tokyo Arcade

A video that examines the insular and mysterious arcade culture of Japan.

YouTube/Quicken Loans

Is Dan Gilbert Too Tacky to Be Loved By Detroit?

The entrepreneur is almost single-handedly reviving downtown Detroit, but his design choices are under fire.

pilpop/Vimeo

Filming Life in Miniature Cities (But Not Really)

A roundup of some of our favorite city-based tilt-shift videos.

Casey Neistat

Won't Somebody Please Stop This Guy Stealing Bikes in New York City?

Filmmaker Casey Neistat explains why he decided to reenact his famous 2005 bike-thieving experiment.

Shutterstock

David Lynch's Freakish Advertisements: The Rats of New York City

Around the time he was filming Twin Peaks, Lynch was dabbling in some seriously bugged-out ad campaigns.

SteloisTatakis

Blind Pedestrianism, as a Video Game

A playful and silly take on the challenges of navigating an urban setting blind.

Urban Fail of the Day: This Pothole

It is very big.

ArtefactoryLab

What Would Paris Look Like Under 1 Meter of Water?

A lot like this ghostly CGI visualization, created by a Parisian architectural-imaging studio.

Courtesy: Pruitt-Igoe Myth

In Defense of Pruitt-Igoe

A new documentary explores an overlooked truth - that the infamous housing project was once a very good thing.

Factory Fifteen

The Cities of the Future as Creepy, Dystopian Hellscapes

A British architecture firm is pumping out some really eerie sci-fi animations.

Tiny Space of the Day: The 160-Square-Foot Apartment

A builder designs the smallest studios allowed by California zoning code.