Design

Why I Love My City: Sam Watts on Milwaukee

A business owner on his family's iconic 142-year-old downtown tea shop

Maps

Documenting the Japanese Earthquake With Maps

A new mash-up overlays stories, pictures and videos

Reuters

Stat of the Day: Art Basel by the Numbers

Attendance records and income reports from America's largest art show

Photos
Fentress Architects

9 Beautiful New Airport Terminals

If great design cured air travel woes, these airports would be set

Courtesy Ginger Group

Consultants Imagine an Eiffel Tower Covered in Trees

The group wants to install greenery weighing 400 tons, along with an irrigation system

Postcard From Chicago

Tow truckers stealing cars and a fight over the gay pride parade route

Snøhetta

A Bold Expansion for SFMOMA

Snøhetta's design will at last give San Francisco the museum it deserves

Videos
Courtesy Raad Studio

New York Officials Seek Investors for 'Low Line'

In a video, the MTA invites developers to build an underground park

Houston, Then and Now (1891 to 2011)

A cartographic look at Texas' largest city

University of Arkansas Libraries

The Washington That Never Was

A new exhibit explores the history of failed building proposals in the nation's capital

Postcard From Providence

Drug busts, red buildings and a former hotel housekeeper wins a city council seat

Reuters

Darker Cities, Brighter Stars

A movement tries to reclaim the night sky from urban light pollution

PPS

The Long Road to Reviving Boston's Public Market

Once home to one of the country's first public markets, the city faces tough choices in bringing one back

Courtesy Hopkins Architects Partnership LLP

The London Olympics' Most Sustainable Venue

The architects used design software to build an incredibly light velodrome

Flickr/psd

Explaining a City in a Single Word or Phrase

In The Spirit of Cities, author Daniel A. Bell tries to capture a city's essence, in brief

Postcard From Durham

Vacant lot beautification, police phone calls and a gallery opening fit for these economic times

Flickr/Orionpozo

The End of Sprawl

Businesses are moving downtown, the suburban office park is basically extinct - is a more urban future inevitable?

New York City DOT

Curbside Haikus

New York unveils creative signs aimed at pedestrian safety

Andrea Bowers & Olga Koumoundouros

The Most Artistic Cities in America

Some smaller neighborhoods maintain surprisingly vibrant artistic communities