Across the world, people are preparing by hoarding food, climbing mountains, and partying.
It's been an eventful year for cartography.
Illustrator Jenni Sparks discusses her lively, unique renderings of New York and London.
Artist Gabriel Orozco has applied a fresh logic to trash-as-art.
Please don't let "Human Kopi Luwak" become a thing.
Two artists cover a Montmartre wall with more than 200 expressions of adoration.
Russian adventurers dressed like construction workers to reach the ice-covered pinnacle of Mercury City, which is taller than London's Shard.
From residences to gardens to installations, a look at the most compelling works of the year.
Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
A proposed zoning revision threatens to outlaw Formstone, ubiquitous on Baltimore's row house façades. Will anyone care?
The "Loud Bicycle" prototype can blast careless drivers with a 30-second trumpet that's as loud as a rock concert.
The world's most famous museum has opened a relatively modest satellite campus in a former industrial town.
This one should have been invented a while ago.
The Russian resort town gears up for next year's Winter Games.
An expert explains why light pollution won't totally destroy 2012's final and most dazzling space show.
A design firm stitched together 7 distinct buildings of different eras and styles, creating a mixed-use complex in the heart of Pittsburgh.