Park Hack et al.

London Builds a Co-Working Space in a Tree

The free-range office trend reaches new heights of ridiculousness.

Screenshot via Exhausting a Crowd.

Caption the Lives of These Unwitting London Pedestrians

A new digital art exhibit, Exhausting a Crowd, is a people-watcher’s dream.

Future Cities Catapult

A High-Tech Helmet That Helps You Navigate the City

This concept visor would highlight best routes and point out landmarks.

Transport for London

The New London Tube Map Is Getting Some Serious Hate

The folks at CityMetric, at least, are far from pleased.


A Man Is Slowly Filling Europe With 3D Models of His Face

Artist Gregos has plastered cities with more than 1,000 pseudo-Gregoses.

London Design Festival

An Upside-Down Electric Tower Grows in London

That doesn’t look safe.

Flickr/Susan Sermoneta

The Sad Ubiquity of Sexual Harassment on Public Transit

In an alarming French survey, 100 percent of women said they've experienced it.

Marionzetta / Flickr

Sweden's Lesser-Known Congestion Pricing Program Is Also a Big Success

Traffic is down 12 percent in Gothenburg, and transit use is on the rise.

YouTube screenshot

Google’s Virtual Tour of Abbey Road Studios Is Both Fascinating and Frustrating

The actual sounds of the studio don't get much attention in this otherwise delightful project.


Londoners Will Share Their Newest Swimming Pool With Plants And Animals

The pool is part of the redevelopment of Kings Cross Station and the area around it.

AP Photo/Matt Dunham

With London's Affordability Crisis, a New Breed of Activism

The city is grappling with major socioeconomic shifts by getting organized at an unprecedented scale.  

Play This London Fountain Like the Classic Video Game 'Snake'

Or just use it to chase children around—your choice.

Fietsberaad / Flickr

6 Places Where Cars, Bikes, and Pedestrians All Share the Road As Equals

The woonerf, or "shared street," has made its way into U.S. cities.

Skipping Rocks Lab

This Futuristic Water Bottle Is an Edible, Gelatinous Blob

The Ooho! orbs are meant to reduce carbon emissions and plastics pollution.

First West of England

The U.K.'s 'Poo Bus' Is Becoming a Crappy Reality

The biomethane vehicle will soon run on the (ahem) "Service 2" route.

acme08 / flickr

The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes

An annotated, chart-filled review of 12 studies from around the world.


London Is Turning Old Phone Booths Into Free Cell Phone Charging Stations

The retrofitted payphones give no-strings-attached power through public advertising.

Sima Weibo

London's Male Commuters Have Caught China's Fancy

Photos of attractive riders featured on a British site are trending in Guangzhou and Shanghai.


Why Are Londoners Texting with an Inanimate Signpost?

Some are even asking the (surprisingly jerkish) signpost for a date.