The more alike our cities and neighborhoods become, the harder we try to stand out.
Despite the success of this season, the city has a ways to go before joining the superstar ranks of Boston or Green Bay.
Architecture and planning schools are finally focusing on designing homes and communities we can age into.
Mexico City's surreal adventure with Heydar Aliyev.
Up Helly Aa lights up Scotland.
Zoning out to this fixie's psychedelic flickering provides waves of delicious zen.
One more American divide to examine, ahead of Super Bowl XLVII.
A look at Hartford, Connecticut.
A new study finds that urban minds don't pay as much attention to their surroundings unless they're highly engaging.
China's northern-most city is dark and freezing most of the time. But it draws crowds with gigantic sculptures, light and ice shows, even tigers.
"I like good vandalism but you gotta know where to put it -- that's key."
Even British writing on London isn't exactly a cliché-free zone.
Dishing out the latest in public-toilet news.
Technology like 3D modeling have made it possible for architecture to mimic the elegant art of paper folding.
A Handsome Atlas celebrates Uncle Sam’s data chops by reproducing three Statistical Atlases from the late 1800s.
Wood-framed storefronts, natural-seeming water features, commercial porches and more.
Here's what the originals look like.
Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.