At best, noise is distracting. But the distraction can have significant consequences.
A sociologist and an urban historian document the community activism reshaping some of the cities hardest hit by the great recession.
Seoul is the most recent city to claim the record, broken 30 times in 24 years.
Has the city's public-works department gone rogue?
How train tracks helped deliver new life to Birmingham, Alabama.
How Nationals Park, to the surprise of its neighbors, is leading to a better community.
A photographer documents the way residents of Amman, Jordan, get around.
Fifty years after its debut, Seattle’s Jetsons-era World's Fair is still shaping the city, an example of how an ephemeral exposition can have a permanent impact.
Who doesn't want to enjoy some alone time in a shiny polyhedron from outer space?
As London debuts its newest structural wonder, a tour of its counterparts around the world.
The city's Hotaru festival uses LED bulbs designed to mimic the light of the insects that once “gemmed” the Sumida River.
In Montana, a way of life comes to an end for one ranch.
More and more, shipping containers are being used to create big, inter-connected work spaces and homes.
Orthodox Jews celebrate Lag Ba-Omer with bonfires and haircuts for three-year-olds boys.
An exemplary development with first-class green infrastructure and mixed-income housing.
They used to be radicals, now they're establishment. Has it changed their approach to development?
A new take on the Grand Palais.
The Games have provided an unprecedented opportunity, not always welcome, for companies to attach their names to parts of the city.
The life-size sculpture is an advertisement for a new theme park.