Finns are right to ask whether Helsinki needs the Guggenheim as much as the Guggenheim needs the harbor city.
Urgent humanitarian aid missions are slowed when cities are largely unmapped. Missing Maps aims to change that with the help of volunteer cartographers and local residents.
These monochrome renderings depict only roads.
Each building stone represents one deceased Nepalese migrant worker.
A church and an interfaith housing group got Edina, Minnesota, to back a new project for at-risk youth—although a few holdouts remain.
Buenos Aires' oldest subways cars didn't quite make it to 100 years in service. State and city officials hope to give new life to the retired La Brugeoise cars soon.
This hydroponic techno-planter requires little care, needs no dirt, and glows like a magic mushroom.
Human sense of direction first relies on "egocentric" knowledge of places, like landmarks. Conceptualizing the overall lay of the land is much harder.
A photographer explores by air a forgotten city where nature has forged on.
A young American in Guatemala wants to bring a spirit of entrepreneurship to municipal governance through his think tank, the Startup Cities Institute.
"I tried to show myself as an anthropologist from a different solar system. What kind of new world was being built here?"
This World Bank-supported project asks, "What's my place in the world population? How long will I live?"
Broadening our understanding of how different groups interact with their physical environments would be a great first step.
These three cartographers are applying advances in brain science and cognitive psychology to their work.
Now largely obsolete, these Escher-like cisterns were once monuments of public life. And in the midst of water shortage, stepwells may refill their civic role.
The study of "latrinalia" reveals deep connections between environment, social mores, and why dudes draw penises while women tend to scribble romantic poetry in public potties.
The brand new Quartyard pop-up is a sign of changing attitudes in what has been a more traditional planning culture.
A growing class of cargo vans enables smarter intersection design.
Sweden's top traffic safety strategist visits New York to share lessons from the original "Vision Zero."