Postcard From Belem

A birthday for Brazil's port city and other news


How an Ink Cartridge Trashed in Seattle Ended Up in Mexico

A group of MIT scientists chronicles the long, sad journey of our waste

Courtesy: FXFOWLE

Height of the Day: 720 Meters

The size of the India Tower. It would, if built, be the second highest skyscraper in the world

Lawrence Hurley

The Evolution of England's First Planned Community

In 1901, a team of social do-gooders teamed up to build a clean, green city. A look at their legacy, more than a century later

Living Architecture

In London, Brutalism and a Boat

A whimsical architecture firm installs a steamship on top of Queen Elizabeth Hall


Postcard From Lyon

Shoppers strip down to their skivvies for free clothes and other news


A Sculpture of Our Transportation Future

A new kinetic sculpture in Los Angeles envisions a city with smoothly flowing cars traveling at 240 mph

It's Betting Season for America's Mayors

This football season, some go all in

Flickr/Benson Kua

Postcard From Toronto

It's diet time for the city's mayor and other news


Dubai's Enormous Man-Made Archipelago 'City'

The first of 300 islands, designed for the uber-rich, is set to open

Courtesy: Studio Gang Architects

A Green Revolution in Chicago

The city has big plans for its lake front


Postcard From Casablanca

The grand opening of Africa's biggest mall and other news

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The Case for Saving Ugly Buildings

Unattractive, Brutalist architecture should be preserved because it's unique, not because it's pretty

Courtesy: Stefano Boeri

A Bold Vision for an Urban Forest

A designer in Milan lays out six innovative ideas for a "bio-diverse metropolis"

The Estate of David Klein

How David Klein and TWA Branded America's Jet Age

1960s era posters illustrate cities around the world


Object of Desire: Hanging Bicycle Bookshelf

At last, an apartment-based bike storage concept that could work for almost everyone


A Wild New Concrete Skyscraper in Kuwait

At a quarter mile high, the Al Hamra Firdous Tower will be the tallest building in the country


Postcard From Flint

A church opens a tattoo parlor down the hall from the chapel and other news


Frank Gehry on City Building

In this interview excerpt the famed architect touches on his field's role in making great cities