Thick trails of lung-damaging nitrogen dioxide stretch from ports in China, India and the Middle East, and fume off of coastal cities worldwide.
This is what happens when a city releases its data.
Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
Meanwhile on the ground, there are automotive pile-ups, white-out conditions and reports of ferocious thundersnow.
How not to save parking spots during a historic snowfall.
Haven't you always wanted to sleep in a rusty car lofted over Amsterdam?
There are big gaps in the Economist's Intelligence Unit rankings.
The reasons have a lot to do with demographics.
PlowNYC is about to hit the big time.
Meet Harry Grumbles, an English bulldog who loves bacon, the ladies, and "being awesome."
The makers of Metroscapes discuss their unique and ghostly art of urban exploration.
Did you know Moby is an architecture blogger now?
"We're creating a huge urban underclass of people who can’t function in the society."
The Wilshire Grand will beat out the current title-holder by 82 feet.
A very long, very bold to-do list for the next 20 years.
What's lost when the only lens into a place is its major metropolis?
Hot-air balloons! Squishy, non-circular wheels! A competition to rethink bicycling in Singapore is producing some strange results.
This is a final project for a Bachelor's Degree?
The pioneer of hyperlocal news and open data surprisingly closed this morning.