Design

Postcard from Nairobi

Local bars go quiet, slums are cleared and a film festival heats up

Photos
Laura McPhee

The Multiple Personalities of New York's Gateway National Recreation Area

Photographer Laura McPhee captures the essence of one of the country's most-visited, and most imperiled, national parks

Postcard From Austin

Falling rain, forestalled projects, and a fantasy subway map

A Visual History of Civic Seattle

Telling the story of a city through its digitized ephemera

Reuters

Why Philadelphia's Restaurant Scene Is So Diverse

The story of Korean food, and what it says about the city's international dining options

Catherine Hyland

Creepy, Abandoned Theme Park on the Outskirts of Beijing

A photographer captures this haunting modern relic, once planned to rival Disneyland

Videos

A Shoe's-Eye View of Moscow

A new short film explores Russia's largest city, looking straight down

Maps
Reuters

The Geography of Great Restaurants

Why tolerant, happy places provide the best places to eat

Maps
FloatingSheep.org

Mapping the 'Anti-Creative Class'

A fun new map from Floating Sheep marries the popularity of bars with the price of marijuana

Foster + Partners

London's Proposed Thames Hub Airport Could Be the World's Biggest

Foster + Partners' ambitious plans for a £50 billion airport in the Thames Estuary

Reuters

So Are People Moving Back to the City or Not?

A new analysis shows downtown cores are gaining population, but the numbers are still up for debate

Courtesy SWA

Transforming Blight Into a Destination

'Landscape Infrastructure' offers multi-functional approaches to getting the most out of existing spaces

Photos
Waterfront Toronto

The Best New International Parks

Varying in form and scale, these green spaces from around the world stand out from the rest

Videos
meawoppl

Amazing Time-Lapse of the Build-Up and Take-Down of Burning Man

The annual desert event is the ultimate temporary city

Maps
Bostonography

The Map Geeks Behind 'Bostonography'

Enterprising cartographers explore the mappability of Boston

Courtesy OpenIDEO

Can a Single Good Idea Save Detroit?

Innovation platform OpenIDEO is searching for ideas to revitalize cities

Reuters

Do Doctors Avoid City Smog More Than Others?

In Los Angeles, at least, the answer is no

Penguin Press

How the Windows of Skyscrapers Get Washed

Architects of the world's tallest buildings have to consider façade maintenance and cleaning from the very beginning

NASA

San Francisco's 1971 Earthquake, the Educational Video

Groovy NASA archival film explains how any why earthquakes affect the Bay Area the way they do