Big box stores are in desperate need of reinvention. But a handful of communities might have figured out the fix.
Also, an Indian town tries to prevent adultery by taking away women's phones and Washington, D.C., stops being so uptight about booze.
It happens to the best of us. But men may be better at finding their way straight back to the right spot.
The Orlando Magic's aluminum-plated garage and Duke University's green-walled parking lot are among the winners of the 2012 International Parking Institute competition.
A handful of new travel companies ask what you'd learn if you approached the mundane in your own neighborhood like a tourist.
Can cities make it just as easy for citizens to engage in the physical world as the digital one?
Urban hacker Florian Rivière makes the streets of France his playground with movable crosswalks, pigeon traps and a shopping-cart soccer field.
They aren't going away, but we can at least limit their harm.
That's the question in Miami, where a design firm has created a temporary pop-up park, complete with sod and seating.
Owners hope to add parking spaces inside a former department store.