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Milan Abruptly Suspended Congestion Pricing and Traffic Immediately Soared

Pollution skyrocketed, too.

Capsula Mundi

How Dead Bodies Could Help Green the Urban Canopy

Who's up for getting stuffed into an egg-shaped sack and growing into a tree?


Mapping the 'Time Boundaries' of a City

An EU-funded project is building platforms to detect patterns in how people use urban spaces.


Massive Submarine Invades Milan in an Outrageous Publicity Stunt

An Italian insurance company went all out on this one.


In the Climate Change Economy, It's About Efficiency, Not Just Growth

North American cities are producing substantially less wealth per ton of greenhouse gas emissions than their European counterparts.

Skyscraper Trees: Good or Gimmicky?

Debating the merits of planting forests on the sides of tall buildings.

What the World Needs Is a Superhero to Fight Grime

In Italy, a masked crusader takes to the streets to pick up garbage and scrub dirty windows.

Fra Biancoshock/Myst-R

Here's One Way to Waste Time at the Bus Stop

An Italian street artist has the perfect thing for when the bus is running late: Popping bubblewrap.

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The World's Leading Cities for Fashion

The places with a disproportionate impact on what gets made, admired, and sold.

ESPN Deportes

ESPN's #1 Show in Latin America Is About Cities

For a show ostensibly about soccer, Capitales del Fútbol is extremely low on sports highlights.

Fill That Vacant Parking Space With a Rent-a-Tree

A designer in Milan creates mobile mini-parks.


Does Neighborhood Rebranding Work?

Three international case studies illustrate the challenges of re-naming a place.

Courtesy: Andrea Martiradonna

This Globe-Trotting Restaurant Makes a Pit Stop in London

The CUBE, a mobile restaurant and event space, has graced landmarks in Brussels and Milan. Now it's headed to England in time for the Games.

[Im]possible Living

Matchmaking Abandoned Properties With Ideas for Reuse

An Italian website compiles crowd wisdom and ideas to utilize vacant properties.

Nick Ross

Sick of City Noise? Just Duck Into This Street-Corner Confessional

Modeled after Catholic confessionals, this portable furniture allows people a private place to chat away from all the hubbub.


Subway Platforms From Around the World

As iconic as anything above ground, these subway platforms leave riders with an added sense of the city they serve.


Fashion Accessory of the Day: Subway Map Cuff Bracelets

A sleek, sartorial way to show your love for public transportation.


Skyscrapers of the Mad Men Era

Mysterious, simple, intimidating. These buildings define the 1960s just as much as a certain show.