Design

Postcard From Chicago

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

A Bold Expansion for SFMOMA

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

Videos

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

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

Darker Cities, Brighter Stars

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

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

The London Olympics' Most Sustainable Venue

The architects used design software to build an incredibly light velodrome

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

The End of Sprawl

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

Curbside Haikus

New York unveils creative signs aimed at pedestrian safety

The Most Artistic Cities in America

Some smaller neighborhoods maintain surprisingly vibrant artistic communities

Postcard From Agra

Adopt-a-school, highway protests and a fight to save the Taj Mahal

The Trouble With Church Preservation

When a religious group wants to sell off its house of worship but historians want to save it, who should decide? 

The Opera House Effect

Why performance spaces built in the 18th century predict which cities will thrive 200 years later

Making Energy Efficient Streetlights a Reality

How cities can overcome some of the disadvantages of LEDs

Postcard From Guatemala City

Scrap metal "mines," a search for airport funding and South America's own Silicon Valley