Copenhagen

Live Art Installations

100 Bassists Recreate the Battle of Copenhagen

Ten-dozen musicians, aerial and aquatic dancers, antique ships and explosives experts join up for a naval spectacular.

Flickr/Pug Freak

European Bikeshare Rankings: Who Comes Out on Top?

The Dutch are in dead last, and one program stands above the rest.

Flickr/colros

The Fun Is Real But the Beach Is Not

Urban beaches offer the pleasures of the seaside without the cost of getting there.

Andrew Spitz

Can You Say Kvæsthusgade?

A light and sound installation helps foreigners pronounce crazy Danish street names.

Photo: Erin Churchill

Confessions of a Straphanger

Travel writer Taras Grescoe on the joys of public transportation.

Google Earth

What a Walkable City Should Look Like

A two-block virtual walk highlights Copenhagen's exceptional urban atmosphere.

Classic Copenhagen

Public Trash Cans That Aren't Overflowing with Empty Coffee Cups

A designer in Copenhagen comes up with a solution to her city's trash problem.

In Copenhagen, a Rare Musical Treat for Subway Riders

An orchestral flash mob serenades commuters.

Flickr/ebrkut

Why the Streets of Copenhagen and Amsterdam Look So Different From Ours

By seizing a historical moment, ordinary Danish and Dutch citizens were able to change the course of development in their urban centers.

A 'Photographic Census' Captures New York's Characters

Tips on street portraits from New York's resident photographer.

Flickr/leander.canaris

Skyscrapers of the Mad Men Era

Mysterious, simple, intimidating. These buildings define the 1960s just as much as a certain show.

Wikimedia Commons

What Does a Subway Entrance Say About its City?

A photographic survey of the world's metro gateways.

Flickr/Blikeng

The Geography of the Year in Music

The cities with the most singles on Pitchfork's 2011 "Best of" list

Reuters

Koolhaas's Defense of Generic Architecture

If you only read the highlights of his widely quoted interview in Der Spiegel, you probably missed the point

Copenhagen's Trash Incinerator Ski Slope Is Dead

The ambitious plan was scuttled after officials realized it would increase carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent a year

Reuters

The Geography of Great Restaurants

Why tolerant, happy places provide the best places to eat

Flickr/Amsterdamize

Bicycle Storage Solutions for a Bike-Crazed World

Space for bicycles on streets and in apartments is tight, but storage options are growing

A scene from Beijing in Gary Hustwit's "Urbanized"

'Helvetica' Director Gary Hustwit Takes on City Design with 'Urbanized'

The new film documents the problems and prospects of global urbanization