An earthquake could decimate 2 million of the city's 3 milion apartments. But not everyone is happy with Turkey's solution.
A book of unbuilt Ottoman-era architectural and engineering plans sheds surprising light on the current building boom in Turkey’s largest city.
The start of spring comes with its own set of traditions.
Extreme heat in Australia, snow in the Middle East.
What if blocks could be extracted, stripped of all but their essential form, and lined up for inspection? Would we know a place by the sum of its parts?
An updated map to reflect the newest film.
The Turkish capital is awaiting a disaster that will make Sandy seem small.
"Halal" hotels are fast establishing themselves in such seaside vacation regions.
A proposal imagines 300,000 housing units built into six hyper-energy efficient domes.
As Istanbul awaits the completion of its trunk subway line, the Metrobus has performed admirably.
Sticks mimic the city's ancient, curvy skyline.
A new book offers a sweeping look at how fire – and the way we’ve responded to and manipulated it – has shaped cities in every part of the world.
Istanbul's religious teetotalers, newly powerful with Islamism's rise, want to separate out the sinners.
Who's been to more cities, you or 007?
The World Cities Culture Report came out today, and most of what you thought is true.
Turkey will open formerly protected land (much of it already illegally developed) to builders.
Researchers have developed a GIS-based technique to keep track of skyline changes.
A survey of light rail aesthetics from around the world.
Zoom through underground roadways and over a reconstructed Ottoman barrack in this video of the yet-to-be-built Taksim Project, a major rejiggering of Istanbul's central park.