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.
It's a subtle form of discrimination, a health risk, and maybe a massive economic concern. The upcoming World Toilet Day 2014 is a call to action.
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A quarter century after its removal, sections of the infamous concrete barrier have found new homes all over the world.
The Germans built it with colored wooden sticks around 1913.
Steve Buchtel pitched the 26-mile Cal-Sag Trail, which will stitch together disparate suburbs of Chicago, as offering benefits beyond recreation.
Leave it to the Dutch to make cycling even greener.
The Guggenheim Foundation is going all out with its competition for the Guggenheim Helsinki. And that's a problem.
The Burj Khalifa's elevator dawdles compared to one coming to Guangzhou's CTF in 2016.
Imagining the bustling nautical society of the Bay Area archipelago.
The infamous, secret city was a hotbed of temptation and violence that most refused to enter—even after the walls came down.
The Loi Krathong holiday could turn deadly if paper lanterns lit with fuel get sucked into jet engines.
The only thing you have to worry about is riding with your pants falling down.
The world's foremost street artist is a social justice warrior and a viral media master. She could be anyone.
A popular new study claims to lump cities into four types. But the real science of cities is heading toward a more complex understanding of how urban spaces evolve.
And you can have one customized for your location, too.
Wide Path Campers make bike-camping more accessible (and comfortable).
Millennials and older Americans agree on city accessibility, and the lobbying powerhouse of the AARP is emerging as a key advocate.