The city has embraced some of its creepiest infrastructure as an opportunity for art.
A group of architects, engineers, and venture capitalists are pushing for it. There are obvious problems—and a not-so-obvious benefit.
One designer's solution to class conflict caused by blocked views.
A new tool lets you easily browse NASA-quality photos of Earth from 2013 up to this very minute.
A striking new photography book lifts the curtain on the people and places of Burma, from its time under a military dictatorship to the present day.
A Toronto Public Library interactive lets you explore local geography through poems that mention the city.
Billowing smoke and furious animals combine in these "terror haze" illustrations.
Get up from the "Tulpi" seat, a Dutch invention, and it closes like a flower.
Overtime: The Art of Work looks back at life on the clock over the course of two centuries.
British photographer Marcus Lyon creates apocalyptic images of what cities might look like if left to grow out of control.
A Kansas City artist wants to swap out a famous sculpture for a run-down home at the city's major museum.
Jeff Altman's grandfather loved to travel, and he left behind a remarkable collection of films that are now being preserved.
The painter's groundbreaking works trace the journey of African Americans out of the Jim Crow South.
Boeing has filed a patent on an "upright sleep support system," so let's give it a closer look.
Browse the world's passports by color, country, and most crucially, how many countries citizens can travel to without a visa.
A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
One of the world's most popular underground networks finally gets the wayfinding treatment it deserves.
Gritty urban streetscapes transform into dreamy vistas with this map hack.
"Neuroflowers" changes color and blossoms according to your mental focus.