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Cities Where Density Benefits Transportation Efficiency

Brandon Donnelly shares a chart based on data from a report by Peter Newman and Jeffrey Kenworthy "way back" in 1989. The chart plots the …

Hong Kong

The Simple Idea That Could Make America’s Poorest Neighborhoods Healthier

In the late 1960s, the South Bronx area of Bronx, New York entered a period of urban decay caused by a combination of white flight, landlord …

How top Canadian architects designed a Pan Am district from scratch

Take a crowd of Canada's top architects, put them in a room and ask them to design a dense city neighbourhood – working with a 1,000-page book of rules and requirements. This was how the Canary District in Toronto, which will be the athletes' village for the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games this summer, was …

How to fix our clogged cities’ woes

The Coalition government has ministers directly charged with managing regional development, and even the arts and sport. But nobody in the ministry — …

Smart Cities

Design for World’s Largest Man-Made Mountain Towers Over Berlin

German architect Jakob Tigges has unveiled a plan for a 1,000m tall faux mountain at the site of the former Tempelhof airport in Berlin, and his …

A Chinese woman has been sued for counterfeiting $6.9 million worth of 8 luxury brands

A 45-year-old Chinese woman, Xu Ting, lives in a brown shingle house with a weedy driveway. She has been sued for counterfeiting by eight luxury brands, including Gucci and Louis Vuitton, and owes Chanel Inc. $6.9 million in damages. None of this has stopped her from becoming a legal permanent …

Helicopter viewings, 'lifestyle films': Outlandish luxury real estate marketing may now be the norm

Rayni and Branden Williams spent months lining up a director, cast and crew for their "lifestyle film."<p>The plot line: A husband takes off for a business trip in his Corvette, leaving his wife to invite friends to hang out in their wine room, gym, massage space, movie theater and infinity-edge pool …

Real Estate

http://www.homedsgn.com/2013/07/27/six-semi-detached-houses-isolated-house-in-rocafort-by-antonio-altarriba-comes/ Six Semi-Detached Houses + Isolated House in Rocafort by Antonio Altarriba Comes

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

http://www.homedsgn.com/2011/08/25/the-prospect-house-by-jonathan-segal-architecture-development/ The Prospect House by Jonathan Segal Architecture + Development

Interesting Photo of the Day: Otherworldly Dubai Skyline Shrouded in Fog

Fog has the ability to create a mysterious, otherworldly effect in photography when captured at just the right moment. In this remarkable photo …

Italy family holiday: narrowing the generation gap in Puglia

Not so long ago family holidays had a natural lifespan. The cheerful, sandy, communal breaks would stretch out over 15, perhaps 18 happy years, then gradually peter out as children found their independence and left home. Parents felt a bit wobbly at first, then began to enjoy the brief window of …

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6

Out with the camels, in with the über-G.<p>In the Middle East, only tourists ride on camels. Nowadays, oil-rich Arabian natives are more focused on jets and cars. Or, more accurately, Gulfstreams and huge SUVs. The garages of cashed-up kingpins house entire car collections, especially in the absurdly …