Mark Byrnes

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

11 New Buildings to Visit in 2012

You might have missed these new buildings, but they're definitely worth checking out in 2012

Buffalo, Then and Now (1902-2011)

A look at how modern Buffalo compares with the city in its heyday

Landscape Absurdism: Las Vegas

The Nevada city's craziest urban designs, as seen from space

Why I Love My City: Bruce McCulloch on Calgary

The Canadian comedian and Kids In The Hall star on his formative years in Calgary and how the city has changed since

9 Non-Ugly Bus Terminals

These stations make bus travel bearable

Top U.S. Cities for Dog Parks, Skate Parks, Swimming Pools and More

New data from the Trust for Public Land shows which cities have the most parks per resident

Phoenix, Then and Now (1885 to 2011)

126 years later, Phoenix bares little resemblance to the sleepy agricultural town of the 1880s

Why I Love My City: Carrie Brownstein on Portland

Musician, writer, and co-creator of Portlandia Carrie Brownstein talks about what makes her city special

9 Beautiful New Airport Terminals

If great design cured air travel woes, these airports would be set

Houston, Then and Now (1891 to 2011)

A cartographic look at Texas' largest city

Atlanta, Then and Now (1871 to 2011)

A cartographic comparison of Atlanta, from post-confederate reconstruction to postmodern boom-town

9 Beautiful Pedestrian Bridges Not Designed by Santiago Calatrava

Part art, part crosswalk, these wild walkways would look at home in a museum

A New Life for Pruitt-Igoe

A design competition is underway to re-imagine America's most infamous public housing complex

A Visual History of Civic Seattle

Telling the story of a city through its digitized ephemera

The Best New International Parks

Varying in form and scale, these green spaces from around the world stand out from the rest

Cleveland's New Deal-Era Public Housing Posters

The Midwest city's approach was much friendlier than New York's

2011's Most Fascinating Municipal Races

A map of the country's most intriguing mayoral races, city council competitions and referendums