London

Another Reason Not to Build the Hyperloop

London's Edward Lister says building basic infrastructure is more important than chasing new technology.

What Makes London's Underground Logo So Special?

Design historian David Lawrence's new book explores its history and how it came to be synonymous with the city it serves.

Which World Governments Are Most Likely to Snoop on Your Facebook?

The United States, Italy, and the United Kingdom are particularly good at obtaining private Facebook data, a new map reveals.

Dazzling Timelapse Videos of Millions of FourSquare Check-Ins

In six global cities.

The Unsexy Forefathers of London's Trendy Food Trucks

A photo tour of Britain's quirky roadside cafes.

In Paris, Thefts and Vandalism Could Force Bike-Share to Shrink

A whopping 9,000 bikes were damaged or stolen last year, costing the Vélib' system about €1 million.

London's Confusing 'Endless Stair' Would Make M.C. Escher Proud

A public sculpture outside the Tate Modern plays screwy games with people's sense of perspective.

The Most and Least Popular London Buildings on Twitter, Mapped in 3D

Visualizing the various digital divides in the city.

A Potentially Brilliant Idea to Keep Escalator Obstructers to the Right

Because poor etiquette should not be the reason you miss the train. 

Massive Puppet of the Day: A Polar Bear the Size of a Double-Decker Bus

Meet Aurora.

Why Is There So Little Innovation in Water Infrastructure?

For one thing, consumers have no tolerance for risk. 

A Peek at How Taxis Actually Get Made

The uniquely British cab is being built in the UK again.

Can London Protect Cyclists From the Danger of Trucks?

A whopping 53 percent of bicycle deaths in the city involved trucks.

These Spell-Binding Visualizations Map British Cities by Density

An interactive platform for urban data geeks or anyone who just wants to look at something pretty.

What Do London's Tube Stations Taste Like?

One man with synesthesia has mapped it out.

Can Reflective Buildings That Produce 'Death Rays' Be Prevented?

A recent car-melting incident in London is not the first time a building has produced high-temperature beams. 

Pop-Up of the Day: A Portable Public Square

How one London neighborhood is dealing with its troubling public space problem, using a bike.

Game of the Day: The London Skyline, Reimagined as Chess Pieces

The Queen is The Shard, a rook is Big Ben, and so on.

Urbanism for Introverts: Why Cities Need Quiet Spaces

Why cities need quiet spaces.