Check out the entries in a design competition to revitalize a poorly planned section of Stockholm called "the Slussen." Now a warren of interlocking ramps and dismal buildings, the potential redesign is being hailed by The New York Times's architecture critic Nicolai Ourossof as breathing "new life into the dead zones created unwittingly by Modernist and postwar planners. Americans can only hope that such ingenuity will prod us toward a similar re-evaluation in the near future." Big, forward-looking design projects to solve our urban planning disasters are few and far between in the United States, but hopefully we can start learning a thing or two from our friends overseas.Here's what it looks like, and some of the new solutions:

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