Popular in northern Europe, cohousing is still a fringe option in the U.S. But the number of cohousing communities here is set to climb, thanks to Baby Boomers.
Stephen Powers and ICY Signs resuscitate the art of sign-painting—along with the morale of those in Baltimore's poorest neighborhoods.
A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
Here's where you really don't want to swim in the Big Apple.
Scientists and architects are pioneering a new cartography for blind users.
These human-powered jalopies invoke the fantastical vision of Buckminster Fuller.
The curtain finally rises at the long-awaited, Jean Nouvel-designed venue—unfinished and with its architect protesting on opening night. Can it still fulfill high hopes?
A new analysis of 27 mixed-use areas finds that parking in U.S. metro areas is, on average, oversupplied by 65 percent.
Charlotte's NASCAR Hall of Fame crashed hard. As the city preps for an $18 million debt-forgiveness vote, homeowners wonder where their bailouts are.
A French multimedia artist invites your web-map queries with the promise to (eventually) provide a real-world answer.
Craig Robins has helped make Miami's Design District a magnet for cutting-edge architecture and luxury retail.
Is it turquoise? Is it teal? Whichever it is, Portlanders have strong feelings about PDX's beloved—and soon-to-go—carpet.
As Gainesville returns bike lanes to cars, the decision reflects a broader debate over removing traffic lanes.
Photographer Cynthia Connolly captures the faded glamor of the city's rooftop signage—even in Virginia, New York, and D.C.
An interactive project is building a community around the thousands buried in the city's inaccessible Hart Island cemetery.
These insoles would let wearers produce electricity and feed it into the grid.
The National Film Board of Canada digs up an old video that makes the current wintry East Coast weather seem downright tropical.
Tom Rothmann is charged with streamlining a crazy-quilt zoning code that dates back to 1946. It won't be easy.
Residents of Kaunas are seeing double due to a local artist's surreal astronomical illusion.