Design

Postcard from Portland

Porta Potti brawls, server farms and a battle to play the most Christmas music 

How Hamburg Became Europe's Greenest City

A spate of new development projects will make the city more walkable

A New Vision for D.C.'s Abandoned Streetcar Tunnels

Plans are once again underway to bring Dupont Circle's tunnels back to life—but will the neighborhood get behind it?

Photos

9 Beautiful Pedestrian Bridges Not Designed by Santiago Calatrava

Part art, part crosswalk, these wild walkways would look at home in a museum

Photos

A City in the Sky

An urban space that floats in the clouds

Postcard from Honolulu

Sidewalk bans, Christmas trees and some funny business with illegal driver's licenses

'New York is Not a City of Alleys': A Film Location Scout's Pet Peeves

Nick Carr, a New York City location scout, explains why "Ghostbusters" captured the city so well and what annoys him the most about certain directors

A Beijing Square Designed for Everyday Occupation

'Rollercoaster' is both a monumental sculpture and a functional gathering space

Postcard from Nairobi

Local bars go quiet, slums are cleared and a film festival heats up

Photos

The Multiple Personalities of New York's Gateway National Recreation Area

Photographer Laura McPhee captures the essence of one of the country's most-visited, and most imperiled, national parks

Postcard From Austin

Falling rain, forestalled projects, and a fantasy subway map

A Visual History of Civic Seattle

Telling the story of a city through its digitized ephemera

Why Philadelphia's Restaurant Scene Is So Diverse

The story of Korean food, and what it says about the city's international dining options

Creepy, Abandoned Theme Park on the Outskirts of Beijing

A photographer captures this haunting modern relic, once planned to rival Disneyland

Videos

A Shoe's-Eye View of Moscow

A new short film explores Russia's largest city, looking straight down

Maps

The Geography of Great Restaurants

Why tolerant, happy places provide the best places to eat

Maps

Mapping the 'Anti-Creative Class'

A fun new map from Floating Sheep marries the popularity of bars with the price of marijuana

London's Proposed Thames Hub Airport Could Be the World's Biggest

Foster + Partners' ambitious plans for a £50 billion airport in the Thames Estuary

So Are People Moving Back to the City or Not?

A new analysis shows downtown cores are gaining population, but the numbers are still up for debate