Design

In Defense of Loitering

Cities have tried to ban people from hanging around. This is a big mistake.

Reuters

Postcard From Cobija

Heavy flooding inundated the city, making transportation virtually impossible.

Juxtapoz

A Chandelier for Your Parking Lot

An art museum in Louisville gets an absurd DIY urban intervention.

Maps
Reuters

The Rise of the NBA Superstar City

What the geography of the All-Star game says about American cities and metros.

Reuters

Problem of the Day: 'Too Much Beer, Too Many People and Never Enough Toilets'

Rio grapples with a public urination problem during Carnival.

A Table For Your Tiny Apartment

A stylish piece that can go from flat to self-standing all on its own.

Postcard From Barcelona

Protests, new hotels and more news.

Flickr/Interzone00

In France, a Model Sustainable Suburb

A livable, walkable suburb offers a lesson in green living.

Videos
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality

Take a Video Tour of Istanbul's Conceptual New Taksim Square

Zoom through underground roadways and over a reconstructed Ottoman barrack in this video of the yet-to-be-built Taksim Project, a major rejiggering of Istanbul's central park.

Flickr/saturn ♄'s

The Paris-ification of Hanoi

The legacy of French imperialism can be seen in the Vietnamese city's vibrant street life.

Videos

Runaway Cow Wreaks Havoc on Downtown Traffic

Baku police officers grapple with an unlikely problem.

Photos
John Locke

How New York Pay Phones Became Guerrilla Libraries

Artist John Locke is converting obsolete Manhattan phone booths into mini libraries. Now if only people would stop stealing his entire book collection.

Hot or Not, the Philadelphia Edition

Which street scene is more beautiful? A website endeavors to answer that question.

Postcard From Patna

The city renovates its zoo, and other news.

Reuters

How Cities Can Build a Cultural Identity

What cities can learn from New Orleans' music scene.

Reuters

Would There Be 'Linsanity' if Jeremy Lin Played in Charlotte?

The size of a sports town does have its advantages to star players.

CityFixer
Brandon Reynolds

The Jazz District Authenticity Problem

Kansas City's place in American music history is inarguable. So why hasn't its jazz-based revitalization taken off?

Covering Canadian Urbanism

Spacing Magazine’s Matthew Blackett on writing about and comparing Canada's cities.

Postcard From Billings

Gas prices are up by 7 cents this week and other news.