Henry Grabar

Boston Is One of the Best Prepared U.S. Cities to Handle a Crisis

The city conducted vivid, citywide disaster simulations in 2011 and 2012.

Public Health Initiative of the Day: No Salt For You

Mexico City's "Menos sal, más salud" encourages restaurant owners to make salt shakers available only for those who request them.

The London Marathon Will Go On This Weekend, Organizers Say

Race officials are reviewing security precautions with local police after the attacks in Boston Monday.

'America Will Say a Prayer for Boston Tonight'

Apparent terror attacks at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Dubai to World: Forget Our Debt Crisis, Look at This Shiny Car

Lamborghini logic.

DIY Urbanism of the Day: How Many Drivers in Your Nabe Aren't Signaling?

And are they better or worse than the national average?

Here's What It Would Look Like If Paris's Houses Could Fly

An artist reimagines the city's homes against the sky.

Could Paris End Up With a Metro Station Named After Serge Gainsbourg?

The system's expansion means plenty of jockeying to name the city's newest points of reference.

Widget of the Day: A Global Population App From the Census

Watch the world grow.

The Ultimate Bedbug Solution May Have Been Here All Along

Leaves. Leaves!

Streetview Hack of the Day: Animate Segments of the Road

A new site lets you turn any stretch of Streetviewed road into a hyperlapse, a timelapse with a mobile camera.

Mapping the Cheapest Cities for Living the Expat Life

A user-generated global city comparator.

Morbid Database of the Day: Death Locations

Do you like maps and death?

Imagining Moscow Landmarks If They Were Mostly Underground

The "iceberg" metaphor made literal.

Urbanist Bracket Challenge: We Have a Winner!

The stunning conclusion to the pedestrian streets vs. bike lanes nail-biter.

The Golden Age of Gondolas Might Be Just Around the Corner

Meet the evangelists of cable-drawn aerial transportation.

Lost Treasure of the Day: Edmonton's Streetcar Bookmobile

How good things once were!

Could Earth's Population Peak in 2050?

Spanish researchers are making the case that the world will in fact be less crowded in 2100 than it is now.

The Fascinating Design Challenges of Building Cities Out of Chewing Gum

Gum architecture doesn't stand the test of time, but that's what Jérémy Laffon likes about it.