Spending millions to revitalize a struggling portion of the city might seem like a good bet, but the current effort led by a billionaire CEO is facing major challenges.
A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
Looking back on our series about the people and ideas changing cities around the world.
Artist Ben Tolman creates incredibly intricate drawings that dig for the heart beneath the hard edges of the built environment.
After all, not everyone takes an off-ramp the same way.
Eerie, floating lights show how high water would crest if the dikes failed.
With its second annual Biennale, Dharavi finds itself being taken seriously as an arts destination.
Carol M. Highsmith is out to create a comprehensive visual record of the U.S.—and she's donating it all.
The open-source, citizen-driven mapmaking tool has democratized the insular world of cartography.
The Knight Foundation has announced it will fund a large-scale expansion of Matt Tomasulo's 2012 "WalkRaleigh" project.
Forget opponents—even supporters are debating whether the city has gone far enough in its BRT ambitions.
In the late 19th century, London nearly got a 1,200-foot steel monument to transcontinental jealousy.
15 years in the making, the most complete resource on L.A.'s historic built environment has just launched.
With the Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Competition, the U.K. capital appears well positioned for folly.
Valparaiso, Chile's third-largest city, is tackling its garbage problem with a new fleet of brightly painted trucks.
Once isolated and overlooked, Dar es Salaam is on track to become Africa's fastest-growing urban center.
A new exhibit recalls when the photographer Weegee turned his lens on the audience.
London billboards are sharing the stories of people moving both to and from the rapidly changing city. Some of them are quite painful to read.
Why health advocates are urging planners and architects to think more seriously about stairs.