Urban design has never been more exciting. As the migration to cities continues worldwide, it has resulted in a renaissance of urban design and creative infrastructure. But -- even with all the growth and ingenuity and innovation -- there are still some interesting cases of copying.
Yes, they live in your bed; they suck your blood; and they are almost impossible to kill or get rid of. All of these can be considered negative qualities. But play a bit of compare and contrast, and bedbugs come out looking pretty good.
The world's ability to come up with a stable and sustainable energy and environmental policy for the 21st century will also depend significantly on cooperation between the world's current and emerging superpowers.
Will the prime square footage occupied by Borders have similar 'third place' potential once reclaimed? Will replacement uses provide the equivalent fusion business purposes of books, coffee, lecture and song?