Animal care organizations report a quadrupling of kidnappings in recent years, buoyed by robust ransom opportunities.
Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
In Brooklyn, a one-year installation houses a bike park, an urban farm, a lawn for movie screenings, and a placid green space.
Need to get from the bedroom into the foyer? Try one of these quirky chutes.
Graffiti and street artists around the world find their latest inspiration in the beleaguered NSA whistleblower.
The best old-timey insults from a new collection of long lost phrases.
As this video shows, an urban space is beautiful, complex, and fragile.
No one quite agrees on what counts as America's "Midwest," but its pattern of urbanization is one of a kind.
Kids from one of San Francisco's toughest neighborhoods find joy in the surf.
How we ruined Gruen's plan for more walkable, tight-knit American downtowns.
Aaron Dunkerton wants to aid Britain's threatened sparrows by sheltering them in the fabric of urban architecture.
On the anniversary of its opening, a look back at what Walt Disney called "Black Sunday."
A street shouldn't just be about transportation, but also about civic definition and social and commercial interaction.
A new exhibition transforms the "utterly ordinary" parts of New York City life into urban icons.
A look back at the peculiar personalities of the short-lived 1890 Players' League.
OpenStreetMap and other free, online tools have allowed anyone to become a cartographer.
Oddball fans, striking landscapes and other pictures from this year's race.
A look into the mind of the often subtle urban interventionist.