The "Impossible" electric bike folds up to fit in a backpack, and makes riders look only slightly like a bear doing a circus trick.
A New York City Council member wants the lights off at night in 40,000 commercial buildings to save the environment. Would this dim the city's iconic skyline?
"Parable of the Polygons" is playable version of Thomas Schelling's model of neighborhood segregation, with an optimistic ending.
Better luck next time, Dark Lord of Mordor. And cagey Russian artists.
Football as Football re-imagines (American) football team logos as (European) football team logos. It's a huge improvement.
As the world braces for a huge population influx into cities, a new exhibit looks at how scaling infrastructure could improve life in the accompanying "unplanned settlements."
Under pressure to get a publishing giant into the iconic tower, the site's developers may have sacrificed a core part of its green plans.
The destroyed building was to be the latest mega-complex by a detested local developer.
For centuries, luring enemies to destroy decoy cities was a legitimate military defense strategy.
Denmark’s capital wants to put 10 manmade islands along the shoreline of its inner-city harbor. But opponents warn it will end up a "rich man's ghetto."
They came to accept the "genital worship" of Rem Koolhaas' China Central Television Headquarters. They may love you one day, too.
A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
Denver's Urban Land Conservancy aims to put transit-oriented development to work for the greater good.
From 24-hour, ATM-style vestibules to library cards that double as subway fares.
A collection of newly digitized ordinances from the 17th-century settlement that would become New York City reveals a riotous city full of crime, trash, and “insolent practices with sad accidents of bodily injury.”
A new Manhattan development is geared towards rich, "creative" people who want all the glamor of the wretched 19th century, but also really nice hardwood floors.
Damon Davis has long created dynamic works that have helped his divided hometown of St. Louis communicate. In the wake of the Michael Brown case, he's been called to make art that is itself a form of protest.
A giant Bass Pro Shops outlet is set to move into the infamous landmark. But the city could be on the hook for millions if the deal falls apart.
Two years after hosting the Olympics, London is putting down more cash to build an arts and education facility on the former site. Will the city's poorest residents benefit this time?