All Articles

Reuters

The Secret to Buffalo's Farm-to-Table Culture

An interview with Christa Glennie Seychew, who's helped reinvigorate the city's local food movement.

Reuters

Rising Sea Levels, Plummeting Waterfront Property Values?

Mortgage-backed securities precipitated the Great Recession when we figured out they were worth a fraction of their stated value. Is coastal land next?

Elvert Barnes/Flickr

Dispute of the Day: How Many Rocks Are Thrown at D.C. Buses?

The city says it happens all over the place.

Bunches and Bits/Flickr

Husbands Can No Longer Rape Wives in the Solomon Islands: This Week in Bans

Also, Portland's City Council rushes to remove agitators, and Uganda's biggest city decides to get rid of single-family houses.

Watch This Crazy, Creepy Sci-Fi Video Made in an Abandoned House

Artist Jeff Frost paints massive geometric shapes on walls so that they function as optical illusions, blurring the line between 2D and 3D.

A House That Changes Shape Based on the Weather

Finally, a chance to perform home origami based on seasonal, meteorological, and astronomical conditions.

Courtesy of PBS NewsHour

California Photographer Shoots in Google Street View

Doug Rickard scours Google's maps to find instances of the ordinary buried inside.

Reuters

How Hurricanes Impact Unemployment, in One Chart

The jump in jobless claims this week looks an awful lot like the one post-Katrina.

Shutterstock

Here's How to Get All Your Timid Friends on Bikes

This new book is full of good advice, delivered in plain English without getting all preachy or judgy.

The Prince's Foundation

How to Balance People and Nature on the Galapagos

There are some significant but realistic planning ideas making the rounds, with acute sensitivity to the islands’ special culture.

Chris Howard

The Real Reason Cities Lean Democratic

How politics are inseparable from density, and what this means for Republicans.

alexapro/Shutterstock.com

The Great Recession's Devastating Toll on Disadvantaged Neighborhoods

High-poverty areas lost a staggering 91 percent of their absolute wealth during the crisis.

Lichtmeister/Shutterstock.com

What Does the College Classroom of the Future Look Like?

A design firm favors tossing out lectures and bringing collaboration to class.

Shutterstock

The Next Workplace Revolution

More people are working from temporary work spaces, changing how we use offices.

Shutterstock

What Cities Stand to Lose From the Fiscal Cliff

The urban programs that would suffer most from budget sequestration.

Henry Grabar

App of the Day: A Global Map of Old Signs

Check out the unusual typography all around you.

Courtesy of Food: An Atlas

Check Out This Food Atlas Created by 'Guerrilla Cartographers'

The book looks at everything from farmers' markets to where CSA produce comes from.

Danielle van Lunteren

High-Fashion Bags Inspired by Third World Filth

Danielle van Lunteren's "Infected" bags spread pestilence into the ultra-clean cities of the Netherlands.

Armelle Caron

Can You Tell a City By Its Blocks?

What if blocks could be extracted, stripped of all but their essential form, and lined up for inspection? Would we know a place by the sum of its parts?