All Articles

Flickr/Baturix

How High for Helsinki’s Skyline?

With high-rise buildings proposed, the Finnish capital considers changes to its historically low skyline

Buffalo, Then and Now (1902-2011)

A look at how modern Buffalo compares with the city in its heyday

Postcard From Barcelona

Children decorate a "pooping log" that they'll beat with sticks come Christmas, and other news

Wikimedia Commons

Silicon Valley's Urban Planning Dilemma

An environmental law that sometimes keeps the region from building housing that's close to jobs

Reuters

Which U.S. Cities Offer the Most Economic Security?

A new map of metropolitan areas highlights stark contrasts that go beyond unemployment figures

Reuters

A Blueprint for Beating Traffic

Five years on, Stockholm's congestion pricing program remains a great success

Courtesy First Street Green

How to Fill an Empty Urban Space

A community group in New York collects ideas for a space that once housed the BMW Guggenheim Lab

Flickr/Kenn Chaplin

The Case for Congestion

Traffic provides cities money and robust street life - why should we do away with it?

Appalachian Regional Commission

A Voice for Urban Appalachia

The stereotypically rural region has a new online publication embracing its urban side

Reuters

The Extraordinary Value of Great Universities

There are few better drivers of economic competitiveness

Reuters

Why City Governments Love Crime Cameras

Officials in Wilkes-Barre say their $3 million surveillance system was worth every penny. Then again, they didn't have to pay for it

Map of the Day: The Uneven Spread of Urban Poverty

Economic segregation is still a big problem in cities like Washington, D.C.

Flickr/Andrew Choi

Solving the Public Poop Problem

San Francisco considers a plan for cheap public toilets that compost

Courtesy Olson Kundig

A Record Store Where Nothing Is For Sale

A new installation in Seattle encourages users to rethink how they consume music

Courtesy of The Lost Panoramas: When Chicago Changed Its River and the Land Beyond

Visualizing the Chicago River Reversal

A recently uncovered collection of photographs documents this engineering feat

Courtesy of Architizer

State-Sanctioned Grafitti

In Luxembourg, an artist and architect team up on a new home

Reuters

Postcard From Tel Aviv

An artist with a penchant for depicting catastrophic collisions and other news

chromaroma.com

Turning Your Commute Into an Arcade Game

The Foursquare-style Chromaroma program tracks London Tube riders wherever they go

Nate Berg

L.A.'s Bike Lane Blues

After two coats of paint, a new bike lane in Los Angeles is struggling to take hold