A state-owned gaming facility in Aachen got rid of its two paintings by the Pop Art icon to partly fund a new casino. Could this set a dangerous precedent for publicly owned art?
Except for people afraid of heights, no one has any reason to worry about the coming wave of new towers.
A true tale featuring secret meeting spots, cops, a knapsack full of iPhones, and a live performance that floated down New York's Gowanus Canal.
An analysis of roadway suffixes in six major U.S. cities reveals differences rooted in history.
Aficionados love cans because they better protect beer from light and oxygen—two of a brew’s greatest enemies.
A conversation with the head of MTA's Arts & Design program.
Social media projects in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo illuminate the lives of the homeless in Brazil's biggest cities—without value judgments.
A local arts group moved into an abandoned factory. What does it mean for the surrounding neighborhood?
A placemaking project traces the city's long-buried arroyos.
Under hot and humid conditions, "Fontus" claims to "make" 17 ounces of water in an hour.
Long before the Interstate Highway System, the country's mishmash of independent trails officially became part of a numerical system.
It's a giant pair of Ray-Bans. No, really.
As the West Coast chain went national in the '90s, the former CEO—who died recently at 82—went to great lengths to infuse local influence into each new store.
The pioneer of modern architecture inspired hundreds of drab downtowns and suburban corporate office parks. But he had many good ideas that are relevant to citybuilding today
A daytime photo is fine, but night shots are problematic since the light show is relatively new.
From a digital fabrication startup to green buildings, Jared and Laurie Tarbell are trying to make downtown a hotbed of innovation.
François Gissy broke his world record at 207 mph, and he's already hatching plans for a bike he calls the "Spine Crusher."
Looking at buildings designed for contemplation—like museums, churches, and libraries—may have positive, measurable effects on your mental state.
A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.