Design

The Calgary Park That's United Historic Preservationists and Parkour Athletes

The city wants to renovate Century Gardens Park, but two unlikely groups are fighting to save it.

The Coming Bold Transformation of the American City

The U.S. is expected to add 74.3 million new homes by 2050. How will its city evolve to meet this demand?

Videos

Play Tokyo Like a Piano in This Gorgeous Interactive Music Video

The Japanese company behind a new urban center is celebrating it with a rather unusual artwork.

Maps

Gratitude Map of the Day: Thank You London

Something to be thankful for, from Mitcham to Highgate Hill.

The Bike You Pedal With Both Arms and Legs

Put all your limbs to use.

Photos

How Historic Architecture Can Anchor Economic Development

The case for turning historic districts into thriving, walkable downtowns.

Why Is MoMA Planning to Destroy a Beloved Work of Contemporary Architecture?

The museum's expansion means destroying 'The Folk,' a quirky, celebrated building next door.

Photos

The Man Who Turns Toronto's Sewers Into Art

Michael Cook documents city pipes to raise awareness of water infrastructure problems.

How Dallas Killed the Farmers' Market: The Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

Photos

The Payphone of the Future Is Calling

Ideas for radical reinventions that would make the obsolete technology useful again.

Videos

Terrifying Footage of Someone Hanging From a Construction Crane by One Hand

On purpose, apparently.

Richard Hell Looks Back on Punk's Roots in Place

Yes, there's plenty of sex and drugs in the musician's new memoir, but it also ponders the lasting cultural influence of punk on New York City.

Photos

The Case for Low-Rise Density

It sprung up 40 years ago as a more livable alternative to high-rise public housing. Are there lessons we can adapt today?

How Boston Magazine Put Together Its Striking Marathon Cover

The magazine collected and photographed dozens of shoes from runners, all while the city was on lock-down.

What's a Bike Good For? Churning Ice Cream, Apparently

A store in downtown Los Angeles sells only pedal-churned frozen treats.

This Is a Stadium, Not a Secret Fortress for a James Bond Villain

Architects want to build a soccer venue in Abu Dhabi that's sited inside a hollowed-out mountain.

The Best Idea Yet To Get People to Curb Their Junk Food Consumption

Are you listening, Mayor Bloomberg?

Stunning Laser Scans That Could Help Us Reuse Aging Buildings Better

No, these are not renderings.

Skyscraper Trees: Good or Gimmicky?

Debating the merits of planting forests on the sides of tall buildings.