Design

Jennifer Esperanza, Santa Fe Railyard Community Corporation

How Art, Culture, and Community Drove Transit Oriented Development in Santa Fe

Little about The Railyard resembles how TOD takes place in most cities

Courtesy Bordertown Skate Park

The Rise and Fall of Oakland's Bordertown Skate Park

Despite community support and political goodwill, Caltrans is once again making plans to demolish the DIY skate spot

Courtesy Ian Lockwood

Debunking the Cul-de-Sac

The design of America's suburbs has actually made our streets more dangerous

Reuters/Mike Segars

Preserving the Environment with Cities, Not In Spite of Them

The best way to save wilderness is through strong, compact, beautiful communities

Videos

Toronto's Modernist Architecture: A Love Letter

A short film by Davide Tonizzo shows off the city's sometimes forgotten mid-century buildings

Reuters/Carlos Barria

Why Americans Love Chain Stores: A Psychological Perspective

If we're so fiercely independent, why do we choose familiarity when we shop?

Courtesy Krista Jahnke

Temporary Is the New Permanent

Despite their co-option by marketing teams, the pop-up remains a sharp tool in the urban revitalization kit

Arko Datta, Reuters

Citymaking in India, Writ Large

The $90 billion Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor has India building 24 brand new cities.

Photo by Flickr user jerekeys, used under a Creative Commons license.

Why Are There No Gay Bars In Harlem?

Gentrification has long since arrived in Harlem, with plenty of LGBT residents. But they appear to be socializing elsewhere. Why? And does it matter?

Photo by Flickr user fishbulb9, used under a Creative Commons

Why Cities Matter

It’s time to take the livability, sustainability, and prosperity of our urban areas more seriously

By Flickr user granth, used under a Creative Commons license

Welcome to The Atlantic Cities

What you should—and shouldn't—expect from The Atlantic's newest website

State of Play: Playground Infrastructure in 20 Major U.S. Cities

Which major U.S. cities provide the best, and worst, mix of playgrounds for their youngest residents?

Courtesy Kyong Park

Korea's Development Debate, in Physical Form

LOT-EK's Open School in Anyang forces visitors to confront the architectural contrasts right in front of them

Courtesy NASA Visible Earth catalog

Defining Cities in a Metropolitan World

Eight different ways to measure and think about what makes a city