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.
One columnist believes it has.
Bathroom users warn of the boogers, blood and unbearable stench in the U.K's allegedly three foulest loos.
Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.
A new piece of interactive design invites community participation.
What we lose when cities begin copying each other.
The best world capitals to raise a democratic ruckus.
Also, a British city forbids its own employees from watching the Olympics and a Tennessee burg attacks noisy street preaching.
England's Detroit has boosted its cultural offerings to become a tourist magnet.
Researchers train an algorithm to tell us why Paris looks like Paris.
The brand police investigate a bucket full of non-Durex condoms. Perhaps they're taking this whole sponsor protection thing a bit far.
Global class conflict is still playing out on a local scale.
Rare footage offers a glimpse of the city right after World War I. Compare those with sleek aerial footage from today.
Who's been to more cities, you or 007?
An amazing new tool tracks the names and nationalities that dominate parts of London.
Olympic visitors came for the sports, and stayed for the karaoke bar in the mall. Why aren't they visiting London?
The World Cities Culture Report came out today, and most of what you thought is true.
The perception of women’s bodies as public property to be commented upon and regulated is one of the universal undercurrents of urban life.
How does England's air quality compare to that of past hosts, and could it affect athletes?