Paris

Oh Choong Young

The Best City Time Lapse Videos of 2011

From New York to Los Angeles to Barcelona to Seoul and beyond

Feld72

11 New Buildings to Visit in 2012

You might have missed these new buildings, but they're definitely worth checking out in 2012

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The World's 10 Best Transit Poems

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

Courtesy Ginger Group

Consultants Imagine an Eiffel Tower Covered in Trees

The group wants to install greenery weighing 400 tons, along with an irrigation system

Flickr/psd

Explaining a City in a Single Word or Phrase

In The Spirit of Cities, author Daniel A. Bell tries to capture a city's essence, in brief

Chart of the Day: New York Housing Price Dip

The value of a home in Queens fell the most

Flickr/faungg

Why the Asian Food in Paris Is So Bad

French snobbery about their own cuisine has led the city to become a mecca of mediocre pan-Asian offerings

Andre Langenus

Crazy for Containers

Shipping container designs have become so ubiquitous they've merited their own exhibition

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The Best and Worst of the World's Central Plazas and Squares

A pair of slideshows illuminating what makes a public gathering space work and what doesn't

Reuters

Paris Syndrome: Could Any Other City Produce This Bizarre Affliction?

An actual illness can apparently result upon realizing Paris isn't all its cracked up to be

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Civic Symbolism: A Survey of City Hall Architecture

Which city hall buildings manage to capture something specific about a city's culture?

REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

The Methodology of Bike-Share Station Placement in New York City

Taking lessons from its predecessors, America's largest city has crafted a three-pronged approach for bike-share deployment

Benoit Tessier / Reuters

Paris Launches One-Way Car-Sharing

Autolib offers compact, all-electric vehicles modeled after Velib

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The World's Best Subway Maps

20 mass transit maps worthy of hanging on your wall

REUTERS/John Gress

The Joy of Parking in Chicago

In a global survey of 20 cities, finding a spot ranks toughest in New Delhi, easiest in the Windy City

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Descendants of the High Line

Four urban elevated railroad parks in progress

Still from 'Sub City Paris,' by Sarah Klein and Tom Mason

Sub City: If Only All Commutes Were This Serene

A pair of New York-based filmmakers marvel in, and just above, the underground

Contemporary Paris and the Nazi occupation of 1940, overlapped with WhatWasThere.com

Create Your Own Historical Maps with WhatWasThere

New website combines vintage photography with Google Street View

Yuriko Nakao, Reuters

The 25 Most Economically Powerful Cities in the World

Most of the world's capacity for economic growth is centered in its metro areas. Which cities top the list?