Henry Grabar

Creative Skyscraper Use of the Day: A Giant Game of Pong

The world's largest game of pong, played on Philadelphia Cira Center's massive glass facade.


How Much Will the Boston Lockdown Cost?

The estimates at this early stage vary widely.


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.

Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

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.

Associated Press

'America Will Say a Prayer for Boston Tonight'

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

Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah

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?

Laurent Chehere

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

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

Copyright Claude Truong-Ngoc / Wikimedia Commons

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.

Journal of the Royal Society

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.

Creative Commons

Morbid Database of the Day: Death Locations

Do you like maps and death?

Saatchi & Saatchi/MA

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.

Albeiro Lopero/Reuters

The Golden Age of Gondolas Might Be Just Around the Corner

Meet the evangelists of cable-drawn aerial transportation.

Edmonton Public Library

Lost Treasure of the Day: Edmonton's Streetcar Bookmobile

How good things once were!