Design

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's an Old Communist Bunker?

Tour a secret cave that once housed Chinese military leader Lin Biao.

Photos

Turning Dublin Into One Big Gymnasium

A street artist has laid impossible-to-complete track and swim lanes all throughout the city.

The Latest Pictures of London's Race to the Olympics

With only 10 days until the Opening Ceremonies, images from all over the city as it the Games draw ever closer.

The Barefoot Run Through Kathmandu

During the "Bol Bom" pilgrimage, the faithful chant the name of Lord Shiva while running some 9 miles.

Videos

A Drone's-Eye View of Detroit

A video camera and an unmanned aerial vehicle offer a unique tour of the city.

Videos

A Ghost City in Angola, Built by the Chinese

Hundreds of apartment buildings, schools and retail units sit empty, priced out of reach for most Angolans.

How Street Art Is Changing a Miami Neighborhood

Is Wynwood a place where Miami’s creative minds come to hang out and work or "where art goes to die"?

In Praise of Smaller Cities

Growing up, I couldn't wait to get out of Ann Arbor. But years of big city living has given me new appreciation for my hometown.

Language of the Day: Turkish Bird Tweets

Villagers whistle long, elaborate songs to pass on information long-distance.

The Least Popular Ideas in Sustainability

Use dog poop for fuel! Have a sustainable rap contest!

High-Tech Outerwear Designed to Fight Air Pollution

Behold, the ultimate in green fashion: a jacket that identifies and cleanses foul air.

The Radical Rise of Asian Soul Food

City streets are bursting with a gutsy, high-low mash up of street food and haute cuisine, old country flavors and new-fangled cooking techniques.

How China Sleeps

Pictures of sleeping in strange places.

Maps

Batman Urbanism: Detailed Maps of Gotham City

With The Dark Knight Rises days away, you can brush up on your Gotham geography.

How Urban Parks Enhance Your Brain

A break from the bustle of the city can do your mind good, recent research shows.

The Architecture of London's Olympics

London's architectural legacy from this summer's Games.

Photos

If You Were to X-Ray an Entire Office Building, It Would Look Something Like This

Radioactive photographer Nick Veasey works with dangerous wavelengths to reveal the inner beauty of the city.

London's Secret Gardens

Dozens of quiet green spaces dot the city scape.

You're Going to Be Hearing More About Bike Polo

The second annual National Championship tournament last weekend was a milestone for the burgeoning urban sport.