Photocatalytic concrete in the Netherlands, coated with titanium oxide, absorbs nitrogen oxide pollution... But what happens when it rains? What is the effect on the surrounding ecosystem when the titanium coating rubs off?

Smog-eating street : On Castorweg Street in Hengelo, Netherlands, researchers have installed paving blocks treated with smog-eating titanium oxide.

Turn any trashcan into a ball court with just a little paint or tape. Love this idea! (work by Democratie Creative, as seen on www.theatlanticcities.com)

A Crosswalk You Can Roll Up and Carry Away

Vintage Photos: 1920s Bronze Traffic Posts Along NYC’s Fifth Avenue | Untapped Cities

Vintage Photos: Bronze Traffic Posts Along NYC’s Fifth Avenue. Bronze traffic posts topped by Mercury statues kept traffic flowing on NYC's Fifth Avenue in the

article about innovation in cities, from Design Mind, by Tim Leberecht of Frog Design

frog and the City: “The city is the platform, the network, the sensors, and the interface,” as frog creative director Rob McIntosh put it in a recent talk.

Solar to Illuminate the World's First Underground Park | The Lowline

Zumtobel Group Award 2014 shortlist "Applied Innovations" category nominee - James Ramsey, New York (USA) with "The Lowline“. © The Lowline, James Ramsey, New York, USA.

Reverse graffiti by Moose (Paul Curtis) in the Broadway tunnel in San Francisco. Dirt was washed away along this public wall to create beautiful, legal, environmentally-friendly, temporary public art.

Green Works: Environmentally Friendly Reverse Graffiti

FIGMENT Interactive Sculpture Garden 2013, Photo (c) 2013 Tom Egan

The FIGMENT Interactive Sculpture Garden welcomes visitors to eleven interactive sculptures and will be open free of charge until September

Il vallone dei mulino - valley of the mills, Sorrento

Heading to the Almafi coast be sure to take the time to visit this flour mill overrun by overgrowth.

In An Artificial Cave 200' Beneath Central Park with Michael Bloomberg

In An Artificial Cave 200' Beneath Central Park with Michael Bloomberg

In An Artificial Cave Beneath Central Park with Michael Bloomberg

The Glue Society's "More-ism" in effect. Honestly, I want to play on that hoop! What's more to come?

A New Kind Of 'More'

The Glue Society Imagines an Art Movement Centered on Excess Called Moreing humor advertising

Interesting "slide" bench at Fort Mason, in SF. The design affords traditional bench-seating with table on the upper level, standing table surface on the lower level, and lounge-type seating in between the two (as well as some definite sliding potential).

Interesting "slide" bench at Fort Mason, in SF. The design affords traditional bench-seating with table on the upper level, standing table surface on the lower level, and lounge-type seating in between the two (as well as some definite sliding potential).

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