A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
From the Play-O-Graph to the Jackson Manikin Baseball Indicator, the forgotten history of simulated ballgames.
As long as National Park Service budgets shrink, vandalism is going to be a feature of our favorite natural spaces.
It sounds impossible, but these shots bring out an impressionist dreaminess.
A new campaign wants to lure New Yorkers to explore neighborhoods in their own city.
Legos have been hailed as STEM toys—but let's not overlook the power of Play-Doh.
A look back at one of the first failed preservation efforts in newly preservation-minded 1960s New York.
A new spin on time-lapse tech shows city features at distinct times of day, all in one frame.
What the French gamely call the "art of insertion" is really a multimodal understanding of streets.
NYU's Constantine Kontokosta sees Big Data as a tool not just for saving energy—but for making cities healthier, more resilient, and more equitable.
This architectural magic trick would make David Copperfield proud.
A new tool called Urban Layers tracks Manhattan's rise, block by block, since 1765.
The Flussbad Berlin project represents a bold, new imagining of what a metropolitan river can be.
Caserta's La Reggia palace and grounds could bring new energy and a sense of ownership to citizens of a tourist destination—if only it wasn't so hard to get in.
How ceramic tiles featuring deities might curb an Indian health hazard: Public urination.
Teeny graffiti gets raised to high art.
A film made when the 581-foot tower was a lot groovier.
Even in the cycling utopia of the Netherlands, bicyclists face infrastructure problems.
People won't be able to avoid the gaze of the Terrible Eyes, say the makers of this Orwellian artwork.