All Articles


New York's Search for the Right Number of Parking Spaces

Real estate developers in Manhattan want the city to relax its parking maximums

The Lost Movie Houses of Southeast Asia

A photographer chronicles a dying art space

Courtesy: Kai Hagen

The Smart Growth Priority Advocates Are Forgetting

Land conservation should be central to sustainable communities

Mimi Kirk

Singapore Reinvests in its Famed Food Hawker Centers

It's been 26 years since the last hawker center was built, but the city-state still sees social value in their enterprise

Nate Berg

Rehabilitating the Occupy L.A. Park

Emptied of protesters, the park outside Los Angeles City Hall will take months to fix


The Geography of Global Brands

Which countries are home to the most valuable names in business?

Chart of the Day: In Latin American Cities, Unemployment Drops

And the informal economy is shrinking


The Building Code Violation Behind Occupy D.C.'s Sunday Standoff

Protesters were arrested after refusing to come down from the roof of a barnlike structure that had no foundation

Courtesy: Vulcan Real Estate

Telling Builders to Build Greener Without Saying How

Seattle tests a code that would allow architects to decide how to best reduce energy waste


The Evolving Fence at the U.S.-Mexico Border

New style of fencing adds to securitized boundary

Postcard From Milan

Fashion show fights and a new hotel by fashion designer Giorgio Armani

Why I Love My City: Sam Watts on Milwaukee

A business owner on his family's iconic 142-year-old downtown tea shop

Documenting the Japanese Earthquake With Maps

A new mash-up overlays stories, pictures and videos


BART's Gamble on Safety Over Cell Phones

New policy outlines when the San Francisco transit agency can interrupt wireless service in underground stations


The Transportation Planning Rule Every City Should Reform

A longstanding convention about how to measure congestion is being challenged in transit-first San Francisco


Stat of the Day: Art Basel by the Numbers

Attendance records and income reports from America's largest art show


Who Should Pay for Aging Water Infrastructure?

The best responses to this week's The Big Fix

Fentress Architects

9 Beautiful New Airport Terminals

If great design cured air travel woes, these airports would be set


Chicago Asks Students to Help It Be More Transparent

A new Northwestern course starting in January tasks undergraduates with shining a light on city government