All Articles

Weng Fen

How Photographers Are Telling the Story of China's Warp-Speed Urbanization

A new exhibition of contemporary Chinese photography charts the country's phenomenal growth from 2000 to 2012.

James Stanton/Gnartoons.com

Hilarious, Sad Comics Inspired by Craigslist's 'Missed Connections'

Hey, lady walking your chicken on a leash in Portland – somebody's looking for you.

Reuters

Is Your City Getting in the Way of Your Social Life?

Measuring the "social interaction potential" of place.

Condor 36/Shutterstock.com

Renting the American Dream

A new study finds a major shift in attitudes about renting and home ownership.

Creative Skyscraper Use of the Day: A Giant Game of Pong

The world's largest game of pong, played on Philadelphia Cira Center's massive glass facade.

Shutterstock

The Recession Halted Urban Job Sprawl

A silver lining.

Reuters

See This Gigantic Red Ball 'Tour' Paris

Artist Kurt Perschke is installing an enormous red ball in a different Parisian location every day through April 28.

Shutterstock

Walking May Help Prevent Dementia In Seniors, If Only They Could Do It Safely

And so our society's mixed messages continue.

Nicholas Poser/Reuters

Manhunts Are the New Car Chases

Urban manhunts have captivated cities and provided fodder for a frenzied 24-hour media. But at what cost?

5 Sustainable Infrastructure Projects Other Cities Might Want to Copy

BRT-Lite in Lagos, zero-carbon in Masdar, recycling in Curitiba, and more.

Imagea.org/Creative Commons

In Praise of the Stockholm Subway's Breathtaking Art

Think of it as the world's largest public art exhibit.

Reuters

Are 'Lockdowns' the New Standard?

There's a lot we still need to know about the strategic decisions that led authorities to shut down Boston for a manhunt.

Zacarias Pereira da Mata/Shutterstock

East Coast Cities at Risk in Future Tsunamis

If a major tsunami were to occur off the Atlantic coast, cities from New England to New Jersey could be hardest hit.

Arvind Mahabaleshwara

Homer Simpson Would Approve of This Doughnut-Shaped Bicycle

Mmmmmm... doughnut bikes.

Reuters

The Psychology of a Citywide Lockdown

People around Boston didn't stay inside Friday because the city forced them to. And this distinction matters.

Sommer Mathis

'We Cannot Continue to Lock Down an Entire City'

Boston lifts its "shelter in place" order with the remaining suspect still at large.

Reuters

How Much Will the Boston Lockdown Cost?

The estimates at this early stage vary widely.

Jaime R. Carrero/Reuters

Meanwhile, in West, Texas: An Entire Town Must Dig Out From Rubble

Let's not forget about the victims of this week's other major explosion.

Reuters

Boston Is One of the Best Prepared U.S. Cities to Handle a Crisis

The city conducted vivid, citywide disaster simulations in 2011 and 2012.