Videos

The Massachusetts Bridge That Obliterates Trucks

The low-clearance East Street Bridge is a magnet for mayhem.

A Wonderfully Clear Explanation of How Road Diets Work

Planner Jeff Speck leads a video tour of four different street redesigns.

Edmonton Wants You to Know It Has the Coolest Bus Around

Good luck keeping city residents in their cars after this video.

Philly Barbers Aim to Boost Voter Turnout

Can training local barbers to talk to clients about civic participation increase voting?

A Conversation With the Mayor of New Orleans on Ending Gun Violence

Mayor Mitch Landrieu is on a mission to make his city safer.

GWAR and the City That Birthed It

In a TEDx talk, Michael Bishop, human slave of Blöthar, explains his band’s relationship with Richmond, Virginia.

A Black Man's Journey Through 'Whitopia'

In a TED talk, author Rich Benjamin shares his eye-opening stay in America’s whitest communities.

This Ladder Made of Fireworks Is Taller Than Any Building in America

Behold Sky Ladder, a pyrotechnic artwork by artist Cai Guo-Qiang, as it rises 1,650 feet into the air.

L.A. Covers Its Reservoirs With Millions of 'Shade Balls'

It’s part of a $34.5 million project to protect the city’s water supply from the sun.

The Fight to Save Portland's Memorial Coliseum

A new video makes a case for preserving the elegant, low-key piece of modernism.

When Walking Was a Spectator Sport

A brief history of Pedestrianism.

A Grim Animation of All the Nuclear Explosions in History

Watch the Atomic Age evolve from 1945 to 2013.

A Modest Proposal to Build a Giant Wall Around San Francisco During Burning Man

A 300-mile wall to exile Burners from the Bay Area is perhaps an idea whose time has come.

California's New Weapon Against Wildfires Is a Flame-Throwing 'Heli-Torch'

It contains the blaze by destroying tinder in areas firefighters have trouble reaching.

An Eye-Opening Flight Over California's Depleted Reservoirs

It’s pretty bleak below.

Watch This Large Man Lift a Car out of a Bike Lane

A new cycling superhero is born.

The Man-Made Island Jane Jacobs Approved of—But Toronto Never Built

“Harbour City,” according to the famed urbanist, was to be “the most important advance in city planning” of the 20th century.

L.A.'s Most Ambitious Walking Tour

Who says no one walks in L.A.?

'I Was Almost Another Dead Black Male'

In a StoryCorps animation, Alex Landau recalls his harrowing experience being pulled over by Denver police.

Dispatches From the Town That's Always on Fire

The deserted town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, has been smoldering for 53 years after a dump-burn gone wrong.