And you probably can't even smell it.
Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
The Northeast Corridor is, unsurprisingly, the promised land of Irish bars and restaurants.
A city is only as good as its signs.
"If ya don't see it, we don't have it."
The NYPD's aggressive policy has come under increased scrutiny in recent months.
You don't need satellite imagery to see how much the city has changed.
Roughly 100 miles from New Delhi, widowed women live together in the Meera Sahavagini ashram.
John Snow mapped out cases of cholera during an infamous 1854 outbreak in London.
Baltimore gets an edible fantasy transit system.
Modern London was built on top of a large number of plague pits, and the city's thirst for more space means digging won't slow down any time soon.
Public transportation ridership is up across the U.S., but the opposite is true in many cities that voted down funding measures last year.
Inside a beautiful new collection of "maps you shouldn't trust yet cannot help but fall for."
Some early attempts to map the question in D.C. suggest that there might be. But what does the correlation tell us?
Even in cities laid out to micro-manage and shape its residents, the people who use public space can't be controlled.
People who are very enthusiastic about irrational numbers, it turns out.
Sixty-six years later, the city's urban design is not so different.
Populations in markets hit hard by the 2008 crisis – like Phoenix, Orlando, and Las Vegas – grew faster than others.
Out of the Netherlands comes this unusual design for a streamlined commuting recumbent.