Amanda Erickson

A House Built Into a Sewer

Talk about an impressive retrofit.

The Dumps, Train Tracks and Polluted Water Where Kids Play

With enough imagination, anything can be a playground.

La Pedrera Becomes a Building-Sized Canvas

Gaudi's famous architectural wonder celebrates its 100th birthday in style.

The Nuts and Bolts of Urban Living: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

Hawaii's Spectular Ocean and Lava Show

The rare and stunning fusion of steam and waves could pull thrill-seekers to the island.

Turning Mount Everest Trash Into Treasure

An artist creates sculptures out of the garbage found on the mountain top.

6 Absurd Architecture Projects

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a building!

How Cities Celebrate Thanksgiving

Traditions from around the country.

Traveling This Holiday? Here's What the Roads (and Airways) Look Like

43 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles between Wednesday and Monday.

The Wonder of Moving Things From Place to Place

The often miraculous ways we get our stuff (and ourselves) from one spot to another.

'This Isn't a Way to Live'

What the latest Israel-Palestine conflict looks like on the ground.

Why Urban Voters Matter: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

A Polygamous Town Built Into a Mountain

A small community of fundamentalist Mormons literally carved homes into the side of a massive sandstone rock in Utah.

Watching People Watch the Eclipse

A rare total eclipse momentarily darkens skies over Australia.

The Staten Island Clean-Up Has a Long Way to Go

Many waterfront communities are still in a "state of torment."

Trudging Through 5 Feet of Water? Just a Day in the Life of a Venetian

Flooding has filled the city's romantic streets and squares with water.

Rebuilding After the Storm: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

6 Truly Strange Theme Restaurants

Ever wanted to eat dinner on the toilet? In China, you can!

'This Sucks'

A nor'easter adds insult to the injury inflicted by Hurricane Sandy.