This person probably did not imagine spending the day trying to crawl out from a brand new hole in the street.
Declaring public space smoke-free is becoming exponentially more common. Enforcing it is not.
Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
A new interactive tool allows you to decide how many Israeli settlers to annex and what constitutes a viable Palestinian state.
One more sign it's time to rethink our planning for natural disasters.
The equation is simple: Build stuff and employ more public workers.
In Southeast Asia, the Hindenburg makes a hair-raising encore.
Larger-than-life men and a glowing cathedral.
Out-of-state migrants are skipping the outer boroughs and heading straight to Manhattan.
Long a political poison, lawmakers are bringing fuel charges back to the bargaining table.
States, cities and counties give away $80 billion per year, but that doesn't seem to create stronger economies or lower unemployment.
With car ownership falling, taxis are more important than ever.
Starting in 2013, Paris will shut off all neon lights between 1 and 7 a.m. Will it kill the city's famous nightlife?
That's pretty much all you could ask for in an artwork, right?
The city is redrawing its transit map without an expensive overhaul. Instead, it stitched together old, underexploited track.
By the late 1980s, many San Angelinos had given up on their Texas town. But an innovative program reminded them of their architectural heritage.
Wrapped in steel and plastic and surrounded by strangers, public transportation can be as soothing as a night out with friends.