Just not always for the better: "I've deliberately designed maps that are deliberately horrible to look at, and succeeded."
A round-up of the best stories on urbanism we've come across in the last 7 days.
The Everybody Street trailer captures the "visceral rush" of shooting from the perspective of the medium's masters.
Something like trash on the street can rejigger our entire sense of a place.
His favorability has plummeted, along with his chances of winning the primary in the mayoral election.
This is nothing like banning soda.
Even around 1918, the public-transit system in New York was fairly robust.
Two years of consensus-building led to a celebration, not a protest.
Thanks to the gigantic Sandy Relief bill and Governor Chris Christie's insistence on rebuilding, much of the area has made progress.
In October 1975, only the whims of a union leader separated the city from default.
Smallpox maliciously released in London would spread to several countries before governments could intervene, a new model predicts.
Of course, there are new graphic photos and messages. In the political scandals of the future, the leaks come long and slow.
Exhibits include objects made by or for U.S. prisoners, fake vomit from around the world, and a series of stolen tip jars.
Two parallel conversations on race, violence, and stop-and-frisk.
Building-sized art, in all caps.
The so-called "X line" subway route could carry some 76,000 riders a day through the outer boroughs.
In Brooklyn, a one-year installation houses a bike park, an urban farm, a lawn for movie screenings, and a placid green space.
In this unusual visualization, America's steady user rise is shown as a sea of swollen red discoids.
A new exhibition transforms the "utterly ordinary" parts of New York City life into urban icons.