A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
From the Play-O-Graph to the Jackson Manikin Baseball Indicator, the forgotten history of simulated ballgames.
Stop tossing your entire wardrobe over a chair and get organized with the "Grapple Clothing Hook."
As long as National Park Service budgets shrink, vandalism is going to be a feature of our favorite natural spaces.
At the height of the 2009 swine flu epidemic, University of Michigan researchers sneezed on unsuspecting people. Here's what they learned about hysteria amid outbreaks.
Some 330 million urban households worldwide are financially stretched by housing costs.
Charting the equity problem in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
Factory-made homes are a cheap and energy-efficient way for lower-income Americans to become homeowners. And these days, units can be pretty spiffy.
A Hong Kong developer wants to offer the world a "firsthand" experience of the protests.
It sounds impossible, but these shots bring out an impressionist dreaminess.
The largest metros would have seen a 24 percent bump in economic growth in 2012 if racial employment disparities didn't exist.
A fight to keep a Barnes & Noble alive in the Bronx points to the necessity of real bookstores—and to the struggle for the borough to get one in the first place.
A pilot program to make flu shots available through the car service may take "disrupting" health care too far.
All kinds of receipts and tickets contain the potentially toxic compound, which sanitizer helps our bodies to absorb.
Guangzhou, China, is a model of how a leading commercial hub can also pioneer on the knowledge front of 21st-century urbanism—and now it's challenging cities worldwide to do the same.
Organizers of San Francisco's first Disaster Relief Trials think cyclists can play a critical role in times of emergency.
More cities are trying to stop residents and food pantries from helping people secure a hot meal.
A new campaign wants to lure New Yorkers to explore neighborhoods in their own city.
Money and politics have divided Florida for decades, but the rising sea level has finally prodded the south into action.