Mark Byrnes

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

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