A New Moon Rises Over Europe

A massive, floating installation brings our lunar satellite down to earth.

Move Matter

Imagining an Affordable Live/Work Space for Foodies

The Institute for Public Architecture challenged architects to envision hybrid spaces that promote density, but not displacement.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

The 'Tortured Transit' of Bus Routes

Using the hashtag #StraighterIsGreater, the Transit Center is collecting maps of the most convoluted bus routes in the U.S. and abroad.

Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

No, Louisiana Isn't 'Losing Its Boot'

Hunks of the low-lying state are rapidly disappearing, but a “new” map is more misleading than helpful.

Austin Music Map

The Ultimate Crowd-Sourced Music Map of Austin

Hear recordings of impromptu shows around the city, or upload your own for others to enjoy.

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

All the Stupid Food Holidays, In One Delightful Chart

But really, why aren't there more local food fests?

Silvia Izquierdo/AP

Olympic Development in Rio Leaves a Tarnished Legacy

A Brazilian research project details development in Rio since it won its Olympic bid seven years ago. It doesn’t paint a very positive picture.

Andreea Campeanu/Reuters

Serving Supper in a Restaurant for Refugees: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.


San Francisco Wants You to Design Its Future Transit System

The city is asking for ideas on where to build future subway lines.

Piano Pound

A Drunken, Heartfelt Tribute to San Francisco's Unwanted Pianos

Piano Pound’s creator calls the free instruments a symbolic manifestation of decisions that current Bay Area residents face.”


Netflix's 'The Get Down' Shows What a Community Without Police Looks Like

The new six-part series is a testament to both the social limitations and successes of hip hop.  

Max Becherer/AP Photo

What We Can—and Can't—Learn From the Floods in Baton Rouge

Better planning, stricter construction standards, and expanded insurance can help cities prepare for the next “1,000-year rain.” But they won’t be enough.

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A Dying Brutalist Project, As Explained by Its Architects 45 Years Ago

East London’s Robin Hood Gardens, designed by Peter and Alison Smithson, were once the future of public housing.

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Rio's Plan to Transform Its Arenas After the Olympics

Using what Mayor Eduardo Paes calls “nomadic architecture,” the city plans to dismantle one of its arenas and turn it into schools.


The Complex Process of Demolishing Belfast's 'Peace Walls'

Their removal will certainly be a step in the right direction, but the reality on the ground is far from simple.


Copenhagen Needs More Jane Jacobs, Says Jan Gehl

When it comes to new construction in his hometown, the veteran urbanist is not impressed.

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Evicted for a Debt the Price of a Meal: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

Laura Bliss

An Unexpected Second Act for Montreal's Olympic Stadium

On its 40th anniversary, the “Big Owe” is slowly turning into a source of pride.

Manuel Alvarez Diestro

The Zenlike Beauty of Seoul's 27 River Bridges

A photographer investigates the massive, mysterious underbellies of Han River overpasses.