Design

You Missed a Spot (and Made a Mural)

Powerwashing has transformed Poland’s Solina Dam into a work of art.

Photos

The Beauty of Africa's Traditional Architecture, In One Big Database

It includes centuries-old buildings made with mud and entire cities built on stilts.

40 Finalist Designs for New Zealand's Next Flag

Kiwis face an important decision in two upcoming referendums.

An Artist Is Turning a London Forest Into a Strange Zoo

“Phlegm” builds a different creature each day and posts them on his Instagram.

Cleveland Won the First GOP Debate

The city is taking the opportunity to make changes large and small.

Videos

A Grim Animation of All the Nuclear Explosions in History

Watch the Atomic Age evolve from 1945 to 2013.

Compton, Revisited

Dr. Dre pledges proceeds from his new album, Compton, to building a performing arts center in the city that catapulted him to stardom.

How Cambridge Became the U.K.'s Model Cycling City

It has loads of car-free areas in the historic center, for one thing.

Brooklyn May Join the Super-Tall Skyscraper Club

A downtown tower could rise more than 1,000 feet, potentially twice as high as the next tallest building in Brooklyn.

How Driverless Cars Could Turn Parking Lots Into City Parks

A huge amount of urban traffic comes from cars circling for available parking. Robot fleets could change all that.

The Hidden Health Dangers of Buried Urban Rivers

Cities have been paving over streams since the 19th century, but scientists are only now learning of potential harms to water quality.

Photos

In Mumbai, Taxis Are Transforming Into Works of Art

The Taxi Fabric project gives local designers a new vehicle to show off their work.

CityFixer

Turning Suburban Tysons Into a Walkable City Will Take Time

A year into the Silver Line era there have been some failings, but that doesn’t make the great planning experiment a failure.

How Many World War I Memorials Does One Park Need?

Preservationists think D.C.'s first national World War I memorial should be restored before another is added.

This Mural Starts in Malta, Ends 300 Miles Away in Italy

The sea-spanning artwork is a commentary on European migration.

Navigator

Offices Aren't Designed for Women in General

It’s not just A/C: Despite women having made huge gains in the labor force, office infrastructure hasn’t caught up.

Maps

What If San Francisco Renamed Its Roads After Start-Ups?

Head straight on Dropbox Street, turn left on Aravo Solutions, and look for the Lyft Embarcadero.

Montreal's $1 Million Bus Stop Art

A whimsical 65-foot-high wheel will entertain Montrealers waiting for the bus, though the price tag has raised some eyebrows.

The Economics Lessons in a Single New York City Block

How Greene Street went from a red-light district to hosting some of the highest property values in the world.