Amanda Erickson


We Remember: September 11, Eleven Years Later

Private moments at public gatherings in New York and Washington.


Turning 100,000 Unwanted Toys Into Art

In Tokyo, an artist creates sculpture with old toys, plastic and wire.


The World's Most Beautiful Light Pollution

Striking images of Auroras.


The Hidden Wonders of Beijing

The city is filled with art, if you know where to look.

Is This the Most Beautiful City Parade?

Mind-blowing costumes, amazing music at the West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn.


Labor Day, in Pictures

Scenes from around the country.


Burning Man, in Pictures

Scenes from the desert art festival.


New Orleans After the Storm

Pictures from the city as it weathered Hurricane Isaac.


Tampa's Two Conventions

A look at the Republican National Convention and the protesters outside.


Louisiana Preps for Hurricane Isaac

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu tells residents "the best part of wisdom is to prepare for the worst and to hope for the best."


In Port-au-Prince, Isaac Intensifies the City's Suffering

The tropical storm left at least 19 people dead, causing flooding and mudslides.


It's Valentine's Day in China

Mass weddings, bears eating hearts, kissing contests and more.

Courtesy: Office of Charlie Rangel

A Brief History of the Birth of Urban Planning

The field first started in America as the purview of three very different types of thinkers.


This Is Your City on War

Scenes from Aleppo, Syria.


A Church That Looks Like a Giant Underground Labyrinth

Built in the 11th century, these rock stone monasteries are still in use today.


Eid, Around the World

Worshippers packed mosques and partied outside to celebrate the end of Ramadan.


City of Stunts

Photos of urban daredevils, the world over.


A Matrimonial First for Taiwan

Two women tie the knot in the country's first same-sex Buddhist wedding.


Why Hasn't the Harlem Children's Zone Been Replicated Even Without Obama's Help?

As a candidate, Obama promised to bring this transformative program to 20 cities around the country. That didn't pan out, but is the president to blame?