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What Pittsburgh Looked Like When It Decided It Had a Pollution Problem

Photographs from the 1940s of the Steel City as it began to address its notoriously smoky air.

Building a Sustainable Soccer City

Stadium designs for Qatar's 2022 World Cup will be self-cooling, carbon neutral, and temporary.

The Hidden Architecture of Pyongyang

A new book explores the politics behind the city's buildings.

Would You Live In This Loft In the Clouds?

Polish architects have designed a swanky apartment building perched on the chimneys of an old factory.

The Growing Popularity of Bus Rapid Transit

When designed the right way, a BRT line can be a smart alternative to more expensive modes of public transit.

The City as Lifesize Monopoly Board

An artist in Chicago takes the game to the streets.

America's Most Elegant McDonald's

A fast food restaurant in a century-old Georgian mansion.

What's the Difference Between a Parking Lot and a Playground?

Not much, according to one urban hactivist, as long as you've got some white tape and shopping carts.

When a City Becomes a Race Track

Photos of the Monaco Grand Prix, a race that turned the city's streets into a driver's playground.

The Stunning Geography of Incarceration

America has more than 5,000 prisons. This is what they look like on our landscape.

Mapping 'Urbicide' in World War II

Wartime cartography shows how U.S. bombing of Japan shifted from military targets to cities in general.

The End of the Domed Stadium

Once seen as a civic gem, demand for a permanently enclosed stadium has dwindled.

Gotham City, Under Construction

Batman: Death By Design, explores the link between Batman and architecture.

A Timeline of Storefronts

A Toronto photographer tracked the same addresses over four decades to tell his city's changing story.

Portfolio of the Week: Detroit's M1/DTW

An interview with architect Christian Unverzagt of M1/DTW, who uses Detroit's history and resources to create better designs.

Out of Old Typeface, a City Is Born

Amazing pictures of an artist's handcrafted city.

Scenes From the World's Tallest Tower

The Skytree debuts in Tokyo.

Would You Use This Weird Bike Loop?

A new bike club in China makes creative use of its roof.

What a Walkable City Should Look Like

A two-block virtual walk highlights Copenhagen's exceptional urban atmosphere.