For centuries, luring enemies to destroy decoy cities was a legitimate military defense strategy.
Denmark’s capital wants to put 10 manmade islands along the shoreline of its inner-city harbor. But opponents warn it will end up a "rich man's ghetto."
They came to accept the "genital worship" of Rem Koolhaas' China Central Television Headquarters. They may love you one day, too.
A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
Denver's Urban Land Conservancy aims to put transit-oriented development to work for the greater good.
From 24-hour, ATM-style vestibules to library cards that double as subway fares.
A collection of newly digitized ordinances from the 17th-century settlement that would become New York City reveals a riotous city full of crime, trash, and “insolent practices with sad accidents of bodily injury.”
A new Manhattan development is geared towards rich, "creative" people who want all the glamor of the wretched 19th century, but also really nice hardwood floors.
Damon Davis has long created dynamic works that have helped his divided hometown of St. Louis communicate. In the wake of the Michael Brown case, he's been called to make art that is itself a form of protest.
A giant Bass Pro Shops outlet is set to move into the infamous landmark. But the city could be on the hook for millions if the deal falls apart.
Two years after hosting the Olympics, London is putting down more cash to build an arts and education facility on the former site. Will the city's poorest residents benefit this time?
These high-quality poster reproductions from an 1870s statistical atlas are at once gorgeously designed and utterly antiquated.
Meet the Rock's head gardener, responsible for finding NYC's most iconic holiday tree.
Why the country is building its own version of the American West.
By stirring pride in Ecuador's history, the tour group Quito Eterno contributed to the revival of its capital city.
Finns are right to ask whether Helsinki needs the Guggenheim as much as the Guggenheim needs the harbor city.
Urgent humanitarian aid missions are slowed when cities are largely unmapped. Missing Maps aims to change that with the help of volunteer cartographers and local residents.
These monochrome renderings depict only roads.
Each building stone represents one deceased Nepalese migrant worker.