The Politics of Playgrounds, a History

Fights over how kids play have been going strong since the early 1900s.

The Regionalization of SimCity

The interconnectedness of cities will be a major component of the forthcoming new version of the classic video game.


Postcard From Tokyo

How the city has changed since the earthquake.


Tour a Wizard City

For the first time, a scale model of Hogwarts will be on display in London.

City of Cupertino

Why Apple's New Campus Is Bad for Urban America

The company's sprawling, car-dependent new headquarters violates even the most basic tenets of smart growth and walkability.

Cristina Grajales Gallery

The $2,500 Occupy Wall Street Folding Chair

Chilean artist Sebastian Errazuriz hopes that the 1 percent will enjoy this unusual furniture.


What Would Paris Look Like Under 1 Meter of Water?

A lot like this ghostly CGI visualization, created by a Parisian architectural-imaging studio.

Oliver Schau

Unofficial and Awesome Street Furniture

Cities looking for new ways to spruce up their public spaces might consider this idea, from Hamburg.


Postcard From Iwaki

One year after the earthquake, the city tries to rebuild.

Factory Fifteen

The Cities of the Future as Creepy, Dystopian Hellscapes

A British architecture firm is pumping out some really eerie sci-fi animations.


The Gorgeous, Green Headquarters of Oil and Logging Companies

These corporations might not have tons of fans in the environmental movement, but you wouldn't know that looking at their idealistic architecture choices.


Postcard From Paris

A luxury car fire and more news.

Anchor Bay

Urban Explorers: The Horror Film

Tourists venturing into the Berlin underground are good fodder for a bad scary movie.

Derek Flack/BlogTO

The Changing Fate of Hockey's Oldest Arenas

Most of the original arenas have been turned into surface lots, but Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens managed an impressive rebirth.

Megan Lea's Backyard House

I Can't Stop Looking at Photos of Absurdly Tiny Homes

Why we can't stop looking at photos of absurdly small houses and apartments.


How Big Is Your City, Really?

When our sense of a place distorts its actual size.


Problematic Festival of the Day: Holi

In Mumbai, the festival of colors has run into some problems.


Kaleidoscopic Cities

An artist turns Google earth views into mesmerizing maps.


Postcard From Mumbai

A rash of allergic outbreaks and other news.