For dissidents like Ai Weiwei, the internet is fulfilling roles once played by urban space.
A third of industrial waste water is released, without treatment, into rivers and lakes.
The celebrated venue costs $11 million a year to maintain.
A new website enables residents to identify problems in Beijing's pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.
Large sections of Beijing were inundated this weekend as the heaviest rains in 61 years drenched the city.
Though the spectacle has been underwhelming, London may have an edge over the Chinese capital in long-term planning.
One of China’s last walled cities is having an identity crisis.
It's time for fast-growing Asian cities to dump the super-block.
Already decaying infrastructure from the 2008 Summer Games should serve as a lesson to all cities that follow.
These before-and-after graphics show just how severe the problem has become.
Wild shots of window washers.
One-upmanship is probably to blame.
Obesity rates have skyrocketed in China over the last generation, at the same time that its cities have exploded. A group of researchers is now trying to pin down the relationship between the two.
Spray-painting walls in Beijing isn't actually all that dangerous. So why are there so few people doing it?
Also, L.A. outlaws plastic bags; Lady Gaga ponders violent threats in Jakarta; and much more.
After many setbacks, Rem Koolhaas's "reinvention of the skyscraper" is nearly ready to open.
Cycling has dropped precipitously in China's capital. Will it ever be popular again?
As iconic as anything above ground, these subway platforms leave riders with an added sense of the city they serve.
French photographers Lucie & Simon have cleansed major cities of their troublesome humanity, creating empty, dread-filled urban landscapes.