The effort to curb street life-killing building designs could have a lasting impact on the city's culture.
One designer thinks his version of the notorious 1972 subway map wouldn't bother as many New Yorkers.
A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
Artists transform a highway ramp that over the years has welcomed skateboarders, divers, hermits, and marriage-seekers.
A proposal by Canadian artist Mia Feuer to build a replica of a submerged gas station in the Anacostia has finally found what any good public art project needs: a vocal opposition.
In a city filled with illuminated signs, Westinghouse's light show was the one to watch for 30 years. Nostalgia for it remains.
A newly formed panel of 13 respected Czech architects aims to prevent bad planning decisions.
Some of the world's best photographers spent time in Wisconsin's biggest city to produce "Postcards from America: Milwaukee."
It surely wouldn't work, but this plan to address Brazil's housing crisis is a good example of dreaming big.
A sad tale of extremely poor transportation planning.
UK artists sail across the Atlantic Ocean crafting works from materials that are destroying the marine ecosystem.
Copenhagen and Malmö are considering the feasibility of an elevated cycle highway over the Øresund.
An artist obsessed with capturing lonesome structures takes on tall, urban buildings.
Using "lean" concepts, urban mobility can evolve as rapidly as iPhone apps.
It's an experiment that might not immediately catch on in the fashion-conscious city.
Well, it really depends on how your friends feel about eating bugs.
Efforts to save the city's 56-year-old National Stadium won't stop the wrecking ball, but rising costs are forcing officials to pull back on building new venues.
Few true station wagons remain on the roads, but the imprint of their design influence is everywhere.
The Sugar Hill development is an affordable-housing complex full of supportive amenities and innovations. But some are having a hard time with its neo-brutalist style.