Design

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How Design Can Help Build a 'Transit Culture'

Transit "branding," from a system's logos to its stations, can have a real impact on riders.

Finally, Clothing Designed to Stop the Spread of Germs on Public Transit

Antimicrobial elbow patches, jackets with high collars, pole gloves — it's all here.

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Street Lights and Crime: A Seemingly Endless Debate

What if extra lights don't make us as safe as they make us feel?

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Why the Real Estate Industry Is Interested in Drones, Too

They're quickly changing the art of visualizing buildings.

Defining the Worst Type of Street Design

Part street, part road, 'stroads' are unsafe, ugly, and bad for local economies.

Naihan Li

With Skyscraper Candles, You Can Melt the World's Tallest Buildings at Home

An ideal gift for the architects in your life.

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A Before-and-After Guide to Safer Streets

Five image pairs — and simple rules — courtesy of New York City.

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What Your Street Grid Reveals About Your City

The surprising ways size and shape can impact a place's economic productivity and walkability.

Tomorrow Lab

A Beautiful Bike-Share Hack That You Can Wear

Would you buy this pendant made of gold-plated stainless steel?

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The Brooklyn Bridge, Painstakingly Redesigned in Letterpress

One of America's most iconic bridges, letter by letter.

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The Front of This House Is Sliding Onto the Street

It’s like an architectural interpretation of Dalí.

Paolo Venturella

A Solar Building That Twists and Turns to Face the Sun

A Roman concept building would eliminate one of the major problems of solar panels – immobility.

A Museum Show of Broken Umbrellas and Old Coffee Cups

A new exhibition transforms the "utterly ordinary" parts of New York City life into urban icons.

Jeabyun Yeon/Electrolux

How Design Students See Gadgets Grappling With the Future of Urban Pollution

Breathing walls, noise-to-music converters, and more.

Emily Shur

The Many Disguises of California's Cell Phone Towers

A "Where's Waldo" game that you can play on the freeway.

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Fantasy Versions of New York, Continuously Scrambled

Multimedia artist Brian Foo's latest project explores how urban forms shapes our lives.

100 Ideas for Improving the New York City Subway in 100 Days

From simple hand-sanitizer to a suction garbage system and beyond.

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Can Architects Do For Borders What They've Done For Embassies?

A political boundary can be more than just a barrier.

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The Data Center Next Door

Can buildings full of machines make good neighbors?