As the West Coast chain went national in the '90s, the former CEO—who died recently at 82—went to great lengths to infuse local influence into each new store.
The pioneer of modern architecture inspired hundreds of drab downtowns and suburban corporate office parks. But he had many good ideas that are relevant to citybuilding today
A daytime photo is fine, but night shots are problematic since the light show is relatively new.
From a digital fabrication startup to green buildings, Jared and Laurie Tarbell are trying to make downtown a hotbed of innovation.
François Gissy broke his world record at 207 mph, and he's already hatching plans for a bike he calls the "Spine Crusher."
Looking at buildings designed for contemplation—like museums, churches, and libraries—may have positive, measurable effects on your mental state.
A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
It's a subtle form of discrimination, a health risk, and maybe a massive economic concern. The upcoming World Toilet Day 2014 is a call to action.
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A quarter century after its removal, sections of the infamous concrete barrier have found new homes all over the world.
The Germans built it with colored wooden sticks around 1913.
Steve Buchtel pitched the 26-mile Cal-Sag Trail, which will stitch together disparate suburbs of Chicago, as offering benefits beyond recreation.
Leave it to the Dutch to make cycling even greener.
The Guggenheim Foundation is going all out with its competition for the Guggenheim Helsinki. And that's a problem.
The Burj Khalifa's elevator dawdles compared to one coming to Guangzhou's CTF in 2016.
Imagining the bustling nautical society of the Bay Area archipelago.
The infamous, secret city was a hotbed of temptation and violence that most refused to enter—even after the walls came down.
The Loi Krathong holiday could turn deadly if paper lanterns lit with fuel get sucked into jet engines.
The only thing you have to worry about is riding with your pants falling down.