All Articles

Mapping L.A.'s Endangered Pot Shops

Facing a citywide ban, dispensaries prove to be far less plentiful than feared.

Why China's Subway Boom Went Bust

Officials say 70 to 80 percent of China's planned subway lines are being postponed. What's the country to do?

The Geography of Business Density

The most and least dense U.S. metros for business enterprise.

What Are the Building Types of the 'Prosumer' Society?

If we're all being put to work as consumers in the production of the things we buy, it must be having an effect on the landscape of our cities.

The High Cost of Stadiums: Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

America's Most and Least Diverse Metros

A new study finds ethnic and racial diversity increasing across all types of communities.

Recycling Project of the Day: MetroCard Collages

A different kind of subway art.

Could Co-Ops Help Solve Our College Grad Employment Crisis?

Students who participate in these programs have greater responsibility and a better chance of full-time employment.

Artists Cover Europe With Invisible Graffiti

In Video Painting Europe, Sweatshoppe uses ingenious infrared tracking to smear digital video over concrete surfaces with paint rollers.

Turning 100,000 Unwanted Toys Into Art

In Tokyo, an artist creates sculpture with old toys, plastic and wire.

Skyscraper or Pair of Pants?

Beijing's $700 million Gate of the East has been attracting attention for its resemblance to a certain sartorial item.

Bangalore in Motion

A video tour of the everyday world of India's third most-populous city.

How Amtrak Might Redefine Downtown Philadelphia

A proposal to make Market East Station the city's new Northeast Corridor rail hub could change everything for that district.

The Death - and Life - of Small Downtown America

Malls and highways killed town centers. Can smart design bring them back?

Rio's Biggest Prostitution Crackdown in a Generation

Before it hosts the World Cup and the Summer Olympics, the city is taking aim at brothels long popular with tourists.

India's Cities Risk Repeating America's Congestion Mistakes

Proposed expansions of dozens of major arteries in Bangalore are threatening the Indian city's way of life.

A Map of New York City's Moods

The Financial District is one of the angriest places in Manhattan, according to software that measures emotion.

The World's Leading Cities for Fashion

The places with a disproportionate impact on what gets made, admired, and sold.

Bug Fighting Invention of the Day: A Gun That Shoots Salt, Kills Flies

Pest control is now a spectator sport.