The Olympics promised a fresh start for deprived East London. But they may end up forcing the poor out.
Pop-up spaces are having a permanent impact on the way we build.
This time-lapse video chronicles painted cranes as they "build" a city from the ground up, with real-life objects blending into two dimensions and vice versa.
Also, a girl can't wear the Confederate flag to prom in Tennessee; the British can't even support their own Olympics; Yertle the Turtle is banned in Canada.
After a career spent designing album covers, Peter Saville talks about his unique role in crafting his hometown's identity.
The city is trying to showcase its quirky side. Instead, its Olympic symbols have become a laughing stock.
The race to be mayor of London has devolved into personalities, but serious economic and social issue confront the city and its next mayor.
Also outlawed around the world: "gay cure" ads in London, discrimination on the basis of sexuality in Indiana, South Carolina yarn bombing.
Organizers of the London games have taken unprecedented measures to stop "lone wolves" from wreaking havoc. But that hasn't stopped them from making them a central part of this summer's festivities.
The U.K.'s first "lickable lift" raises horrific questions about what kind of flavors will be gracing the walls.
Under-the-radar but exciting new buildings.
How an old building's conversion into a nightclub changed Manchester.
The most important cities for the ultra-rich, and what it might cost those places.
The London Olympics will be an equal-opportunity irritant for VIPs.
An international duo tries to ride the New York subway from end to end faster than anyone else.
Urban explorers recently climbed the tallest building in the European Union. Here's what they saw.
An unpolished look back at post-war urban renewal in Great Britain.
As iconic as anything above ground, these subway platforms leave riders with an added sense of the city they serve.
New York and London top the list in a new ranking of 66 cities around the world.