Mark Byrnes

Scenes From Europe's Frozen Cities

A photographic tour of the freezing cold consuming much of the continent.

Postcard From Venice

Frozen canals, a fake holy water racket, and more news from the "City of Water."

An African City's Unusual Preservation Legacy

Decades after colonialism, Asmara has embraced the buildings Italy left behind.

How Mussolini Influenced Qaddafi's Vision for Tripoli

In Libya's capital, one dictator's ideas followed the next.

Portfolio of the Week: 5468796 Architecture

A Winnipeg-based firm on the city's budding architecture scene.

Rochester, New York: Then and Now, Through Video (1963 to 2012)

How the claims in a promotional video stack up today

Portfolio of the Week: ikon.5

An emerging architecture firm that specializes in designing projects for higher education

Landscape Absurdism: An Urban Prairie in St. Louis

What happens to a neighborhood when demolition becomes the official urban policy

Great and Not-So-Great Subway Logos

A look at the best and worst designs from around the world

How David Klein and TWA Branded America's Jet Age

1960s era posters illustrate cities around the world

9 Fantastic Office Buildings

Places that would make you love where you work

Website of the Day: Melbourne Metro

The sleek design and usability are a transit-lover's dream

Portland, Ore., Then and Now (1890-2012)

It's easy to see the results of Oregon's urban growth boundary laws in this side-by-side map comparison

2011's Most Interesting Cultural Buildings

Striking libraries, museums and community facilities

Memphis, Then and Now (1887 to 2011)

The city went broke in the 1870s. A look at how the Memphis of today compares with this low point

New City Slogans of 2011

The best - and strangest - in urban catch phrases

The City and the Graphic Designer: An Interview With Olimpia Zagnoli

A unique approach to developing iconography for 150 different cities

12 Eye-Catching Storefronts

A dozen facades that are sure to attract curious shoppers

Los Angeles, Then and Now (1894-2011)

A look back at how far downtown L.A. has come since the turn of the 20th century