John Metcalfe

júbilo·haku/Flickr

This Week in Bans: Miniskirts Outlawed in Indonesian Cities

Also, Hong Kong bans pregnant "birth tourists" from the mainland; New York City's public schools try to avoid using test words like "dinosaur" and "Christmas"; and Britain bans... something.

Konstantin Dimopoulos

Blue Trees Heading to Seattle

An Australian artist hopes to get people thinking about deforestation by using the "powerful stimulant" of the color blue.

rommy ghaly

Vancouver's Plan to Avoid Another Hockey Riot

This year, the city will spread NHL fans out to TV-outfitted community centers and hire an events planner to make the atmosphere more "festive."

Hadley1978/Wikipedia

The Imaginary Monsters of U.S. Cities

Sure, the sticks have Sasquatch and the Jackalope. But what creepy cryptids lurk in thriving American cities?

Shweeb

Whatever Happened to The Shweeb?

The whimsical plastic people-mover, a blend of monorail and recumbent bicycle, was a big enough idea to attract an investment by Google. So where is it now?

Discovery Channel

The Sad Truth About Food-Delivering Robots

The failure of San Francisco's "TacoCopter" is just one example of how we are failing at creating a functional, robotic delivery boy.

State Historical Society of North Dakota

There Will Be No Public Hangings in This North Dakota Town

The mayor of Medora, Doug Ellison, explains his decision to drop the idea for fake executions.

Everything You Want to Know About the Demolition of Orlando's Amway Arena

Fun facts from Sunday's massive implosion of the O-Rena, erstwhile home to the Magic.

Irene Posch

Fashion Accessory of the Day: Light-Up Bicycling Gloves

These LED-studded gloves not only look nifty, but could save lives, too.

Pim Top

The Ultra-Classy Street Furniture of Rotterdam

A Dutch artist created illegal but highly luxurious street signs, a leather-padded bench and a walnut garbage can.

Shutterstock

This Week in Bans: Italian Town Outlaws Death

Also, Boston hates moshpits; an Illinois town repeals Prohibition; New York City's teachers should stay far away from Facebook.

Peel Engineering

The Glorious Return of the World's Smallest Street-Legal Car

How would you like to own a car so compact that you could pick it up and carry it into your apartment at night?

Ultra Global

Google: Please Use These Supercute People Movers on Your Campus

Pretty please with sugar on top?

pilpop/Vimeo

Filming Life in Miniature Cities (But Not Really)

A roundup of some of our favorite city-based tilt-shift videos.

Infrogmation/Flickr

Pink Lights, Talking Cameras, and High-Pitched Squeals: The World's Weirdest Anti-Loitering Technologies

Do any of these annoying strategies actually work?

MTA

Let This App Be Your Guide to New York's Subway Art

There's a ton of good art strewn throughout the winding tunnels of the MTA's transit system. This new city-sanctioned app makes finding it easier than ever.

JCDecaux et al.

This Bus Shelter Will Give You Free Cake

The pinnacle of bus-shelter advertising madness has officially been reached with this pastry-scented campaign in London.

Casey Neistat

Won't Somebody Please Stop This Guy Stealing Bikes in New York City?

Filmmaker Casey Neistat explains why he decided to reenact his famous 2005 bike-thieving experiment.

U.K. Dept. for Transportation

Puffins, Pelicans, and Toucans: The Delightful Names of British Crosswalks

There are more animals in the U.K.'s pedestrian infrastructure than there are in the London Zoo.