A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
With funding arriving on a block-by-block basis, everyone is eager to see if bringing cars back to Main Street will finally make a difference.
When a simple "ding" is not enough.
A new firehouse clinic in California shows how an abundant but under-used public resource—fire stations—can be made even more useful for a community.
The limits to how tall and thin towers can be has more to do with markets than engineers.
A map and data enthusiast found this colorful chart that tracks where the United States grew and shrunk between 1790 and 1890.
The government wants to dismantle the tower, but the structure's fans are pushing for restoration.
A new photography book explores Rochester in the 12 months following Kodak's bankruptcy filing.
A Brooklyn group tracked the history of the city's urban-renewal projects—and gave some still-vacant spots a future.
Several of them now look like squat men carrying garbage bins as backpacks. Here's why.
On the other side of a major U.S. arts building boom, some civic leaders still think that luring cultural centers—no matter the cost—means instant success.
To learn the sorry state of affairs of youth employment in Spain, try the "Unemployed Pan con Tomate."
When the sun comes up, these postmodern fun palaces show off their architectural quirks.
The city of Oita is commissioning artists and designers to turn 12 of its public lavatories into working art installations.
History views master planners Frederick Law Olmsted and Robert Moses very differently.
"Homeless Fonts" is a Spanish project to turn hand-scrawled cardboard signs into charitable assistance.
Built in 1968 and last updated in 1991, Nicollet Mall is getting a new name and look.
An ambitious former mayor started gutting the historic city center and replacing it with replicas. Then he left town.
When laid out in two dimensions like world maps, these soccer ball patterns become seriously groovy.