Design

Maps

Mapping the Census: A Dot for Every Person

A perfect representation of density.

A Bold Concept for Post-Sandy Manhattan

Imagine marshes, floating neighborhoods, and hydroponic farms on city land.

The Best City Time-Lapse Videos of 2012

Kuala Lampur, Chicago, Toronto, San Francisco, and Hurricane Sandy make this year's list.

Mumbai Music Video of the Day: 'This City'

A music video about public space and community in Mumbai.

Who Reads the Most: Cities, Suburbs, or Rural Areas?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the biggest nerd of them all?

Taking a Post-Christmas Dip

Polar bear plunges around the world.

Videos

The World's Best Ice Sculptors Throw a Party

The 2012 International Poznań Ice Festival.

New York City To Get Its Very Own Pyramid

The new building will slope up to 38 stories, with a giant courtyard, almost the size of a football field, cut out of the center.

Videos

Transforming Cities Into Snow Globes

In this video, a blend of time-lapse and macro photography creates a festive look.

Mississippi's Capital City Doesn't Have a Movie Theater. Will That Ever Change?

The city has been struggling to recruit one since 2009.

Richmond's Fledgling Street Art Scene

Artists redecorated a dead space between two vibrant sections of Richmond. But connectivity issues still keep visitors away.

Buy Some of Buffalo's Most Important Historic Buildings for $1

A small group of activists are using the internet to get residents to buy and restore homes from the city's golden age.

The Where of 2012's Top Music

The global cities that dominated popular music this year.

Photos

Happy Holidays From Cities Around the World

Public spaces decked out in the season's finest.

Videos

This 12-Year-Old Parkour Athlete Will Amaze, Scare the Crap Out of You

Robbie Griffith is starting to get noticed in the urban sport, and it's easy to see why.

Photos

What Makes London Such a Ghostly City

In England, Christmas Eve is the time to tell ghost stories. A reflection on some of the city's spookiest nooks and crannies.

Maps

A Search for America's Merriest Cities (Inspired By Dr. Seuss)

Introducing the Grinch Conversion Index. Where in the United States is Whoville?

Mega-Art of the Day: A Face the Size of 2 Football Fields

Art for airplane travelers.

Photos

13 Eye-Catching Houses of Worship

Contemporary churches, temples and mosques that caught our attention.