Design

Flickr/Wolfgang Staudt

A Bruges Brewery Is Building an Underground Beer Pipeline

Belgian beer innovation number 68,789,132.

Subterranean London

The Photography Book London Officials Never Wanted You to See

Subterranean London compiles the images of a dozen photographers who explored the city's underground spaces without permission.

Reuters/Bobby Yip

China Tries 'Privacy Curtains' for Nursing Mothers on a Public Bus

An inexpensive curtain creates a convenient, more private area for moms and babies. Will the idea catch on?

Agence360/Designboom

Will the Urban Tricycle Ever Be Cool?

Let's take a close look at the latest attempt to market a kid's toy to hip adults.

Via KC Streetcar

Its Streetcar Stalled, Kansas City Mulls the Best Way Forward

Many cities face a similar challenge finding the money to expand a starter line.

Flickr/tashwayne

So Long, Shaker Pint: The Rise and Fall of America's Awful Beer Glass

How the entire U.S. came to drink out of a vessel never meant for human lips.

Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

Making It Safe to Walk Where Traffic Is Deadly

Santo Domingo has the worst rate of traffic fatalities in the world, but Maribel Villalona is remaking the capital for pedestrians.

Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

Keep Cadillac in Detroit

Why leaving the Motor City for Manhattan is a big mistake for the automaker.

Photos
Bordalo II

One Man's Trash Is Another's Freaky Garbage Monster

Behold the immense, shambling Franken-animals of Lisbon artist Bordalo II.

Videos
The Atlantic

What Is a City?

A pair of physicists tackle a seemingly simple, incredibly complicated question.

Stephen Rees / Flickr

Seattle Wants to Change the Whole Conversation on Streetcars

Unlike most new lines in U.S. cities, the Center City Connector would operate in its own exclusive lane.

Dee Briggs Studio

In Its Last Days, a House Turns to Gold

A Pittsburgh-area artist commemorates the derelict house next door, starting with a coat of paint.

Can Graffiti Be Copyrighted?

When public street art gets co-opted for corporate gain, artists have little recourse.

Maps

An Insanely Detailed, Hand-Drawn Map of San Francisco

It took illustrator Jenni Sparks three months to finish this secret-laden cartography.

YouTube/Endless Roots Productions

Will Newark's Feel-Good Street Signs Reduce Crime?: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

AP Photo/Michael Duff

Africa's Population Will Quadruple by 2100. What Does That Mean for its Cities?

New population figures paint a difficult picture for African cities. But there's more to the story than sheer numbers.

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Project Row Houses

How a Houston Housing Project Earned a MacArthur Grant

Through Project Row Houses, artist Rick Lowe nurtures artists and residents alike with a project that pushes contemporary practice and engages the community.

Jen & Elwood/Flickr

Personal Rapid Transit Is Probably Never Going to Happen

But the podcar concept will live on in the form of compact driverless vehicles.

Mark Byrnes

5 Key Themes Emerging From the 'New Science of Cities'

In the most innovative incubators of urban research, the lessons of Jane Jacobs are more vital than ever.