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."
Young urbanites are Major League Soccer's most loyal demographic. They want their stadiums in city centers.
The Ampelfrau and her commanding yet adorable braid will be phased in, but opponents look askance for varied reasons.
As Ontario businesses move toward mandated accessibility compliance, ramp project StopGap doesn't want perfection to be the enemy of good.
Sorry to say you'll discover that much of it is attributed to humans.
A white South African artist's re-creation of a colonialist tradition exhibiting "exotic" people is drawing ire across Europe.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the "Red List" of endangered species, a white-tailed eagle with a GoPro captured swooping views of London.
A Le Corbusier-inspired idea for a city that organized transit and architecture around "functional delineation" was never realized.