Design

The (Failed) Idea That Links St. Petersburg and Mumbai

Even in cities laid out to micro-manage and shape its residents, the people who use public space can't be controlled.

What Kind of People Celebrate San Francisco's 'Pi Day'?

People who are very enthusiastic about irrational numbers, it turns out.

Is This a Good Way to Reinvent the Recumbent Bicycle?

Out of the Netherlands comes this unusual design for a streamlined commuting recumbent.

Meet Thor, the Mexican Superhero Street Artist Who Rides Public Transit

Ruben Oviedo has been performing in downtown Mexico City for about a year.

Videos

Take a Secret Peek Inside the Spire of the Chrysler Building

Urban explorer Moses Gates wormed his way up to the very top, far higher than where elevator service cuts off.

Photos

Eyesore Solution of the Day: Vegetation Decorations for Construction Fences

Planters cover up offensive projects.

If Your City Were Wrecked by Totalitarian Urban Planners

Spend a moment sitting in the shoes of Bucharest.

Thousands Celebrate Puff of White Smoke, Selection of New Pope

The crowd gathered at the Vatican is pretty excited right now.

Rio's Mad Scramble: Will the City Be Ready for the World Cup?

Weather, worker strikes, and structural problems have set back the renovation of the historic Maracanã Stadium as FIFA's deadline looms.

Phoenix Just Might Be Serious About Building 'The Pin'

A honey dipper-shaped observation tower inches one step closer to reality.

Videos

Timelapse of the Day: How Nature Changes in a New York Year

A seasonal tribute to New York City.

Introducing the $32,000 Lamborghini ... Bicycle

A luxury personal transportation option for the car-free generation.

A City in Waiting: Outside St. Peter's Basilica

Crowds descend to await the announcement of a new Pope.

Photos

A Biker Chronicles His Trip From London to Hong Kong Via Instagram

Rob Lutter has spent the last 19 months biking across Europe into Asia.

Photos

Can Floating Architecture Save This Nigerian Slum?

Architects NLE are putting the finishing touches on a three-story, 2,300-square-foot floating school for 100 students in Lagos.

Survey Claims That 75 Percent of People Use Cellphones in the Bathroom

One-quarter of men surveyed also reported sitting down to pee so they could use their phones with both hands.

'Rich Kid Who Wears Pastel Shirts' of the Day: Connecticut

Reddit's hilarious answers to this question: If the U.S. were a high school, who would your state be?

These Minimalist Illustrations of Modern Museums Are Strangely Hypnotic

Artist André Chiote's simple geometric lines and bold colors reduce modern architecture to a few building details or formal snapshots.

An Epic Transit-Oriented Development Fail

Let this be a lesson to all: TOD requires more than transit and development. It needs to be walkable.