New York

Cornell University and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

What Cornell's New Tech Campus Means for New York's Roosevelt Island

First things first: Students are going to need more transit options between the proposed campus and Manhattan

Josh Dudley

The Burgeoning Field of Security Perimeter Design

As bollards and Jersey barriers become ubiquitous, architects and designers look for ways to make them less hideous

Flickr/Todd Lapin

How Public Transit Celebrates the Holidays

A roundup of the best train lights and subway car decorations

Reuters

The Evolution of Traffic Accidents in New York

Fatalities are on pace to hit their lowest mark in a century. A look back at the way things were when traffic statistics began

Courtesy First Street Green

How to Fill an Empty Urban Space

A community group in New York collects ideas for a space that once housed the BMW Guggenheim Lab

Flickr/Kenn Chaplin

The Case for Congestion

Traffic provides cities money and robust street life - why should we do away with it?

chromaroma.com

Turning Your Commute Into an Arcade Game

The Foursquare-style Chromaroma program tracks London Tube riders wherever they go

Dawn_Perry/Flickr

How We're Failing Our Parks

America has more city parks, but less money to pay for them

Matthew Picton

Sculpting the History of a City

Artist’s paper sculptures recall the politics and events that shape cities

Map of the Day: New Yorkers' Tipping Habits Revealed

Not all neighborhoods tip the same amounts for different ethnic take-out options

www.buildabetterburb.org

Building a Better 'Burb, With Envy

A Long Island group is working to figure out how its village communities can attract and keep more young people

Postcard From Midtown Manhattan

A new food truck with "food to help you transform into a being of pure light," and other news

Chart of the Day: Which Cities Have the Least Affordable Housing?

Hint: It's not New York

CityMaps

Mapping Business by the Block

A new website offers granular maps of New York City businesses

Stewart Mader

An Elevated View of the City

A photographer ventures up to the tops of New York City buildings to capture unique views

Martin Prosperity Institute

The Geography of American Brands

Some U.S. cities have more top global brands than many large countries

Flickr/zestbienbeautouza

The World's 10 Best Transit Poems

A short list of our favorite verses from public transportation around the globe

Flickr/-JvL-

New York's Search for the Right Number of Parking Spaces

Real estate developers in Manhattan want the city to relax its parking maximums

Fentress Architects

9 Beautiful New Airport Terminals

If great design cured air travel woes, these airports would be set