This widespread movement has clear echoes in developing megacities everywhere.
North American cities are producing substantially less wealth per ton of greenhouse gas emissions than their European counterparts.
200,000 people took to the streets Monday to oppose political corruption and inferior public services.
Of course, these people know how to map their own mapping exploits.
Add Vice President Joe Biden to a list that includes Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, and Michael Jackson.
No American cities made the annual ranking, put together by Copenhagenize Design Co.
Urban planning porn for advocates of highway demolition.
Rather than improving police accountability, the city inexplicably took away an important source of transportation.
More importantly: Does a city get anything out of the exercise?
Meet the evangelists of cable-drawn aerial transportation.
Extreme-sports enthusiasts Jokke Sommer and Ludovic Woerth take a hair-raising ride through Brazil's urban jungle.
Weather, worker strikes, and structural problems have set back the renovation of the historic Maracanã Stadium as FIFA's deadline looms.
A new mayor brought order to the rowdy parade scene, registering parties and advertising road closures in advance.
The debauchery you're missing stuck at your desk.
After a night club fire killed hundreds, the country seems to be doing some soul-searching.
The "CDD" is helping residents open banks and encouraging them to shop local.
The work of the great Brazilian architect, who died Wednesday, continues to enchant and appall students of architecture and urban planning.
Great public art, or the setup for a hilarious jet-ski accident? You be the judge.
Before it hosts the World Cup and the Summer Olympics, the city is taking aim at brothels long popular with tourists.