Videos

Doing Maintenance Work Atop the World's Tallest Building

Could you be so calm hanging off the pinnacle of Dubai's Burj Khalifa?

Adam Baker/Creative Commons

Why Dogs Ride the Subway

Moscow's canine commuters have worked out a clever system to use the city's subway for their benefit.

Addition of the Day: Portland Installs Nation's First Bike Counter

It would be Portland.

Antonin Fourneau

Graffiti, Created With Water Guns

A French artist has built a giant water-sensitive light-board for your artistic pleasure.

Courtesy of Shaping Spaces

In Philadelphia, a Porch for an Entire City

A block-long plaza replaces an unnecessary parking lane with tables, shade, and perhaps a farmers’ market or beer garden.

Fashion Innovation of the Day: The World's First Programmable T-Shirt

Wear your tweets on your sleeve.

Jason Tinder/Flickr

Cyclist vs. Elephant

American cyclists are used to dealing with disrespect on the road, but not from elephants.

This Is Why You Don't Mind-Meld With Your Smartphone in the Subway

Philadelphia officials want to combat such painful examples of "distracted walking."

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The Minute Warsaw Stood Still

City comes to a halt in honor of an effort to liberate the city from the Nazis in 1944.

Updating the American Dream

An interview with innovative architect Peter Calthorpe.

Prelinger Archives

London, 1918 Versus Today

Rare footage offers a glimpse of the city right after World War I. Compare those with sleek aerial footage from today.

Prototype of the Day: A Printer That Can Build a House in 20 Hours

Maybe it could even build structures on Mars.

Reuters

The Politics of Skateboarding

A new film explores the conflicted relationship between the skater and the city.

Shutterstock

Survival Lessons From an Ancient Failed City

Suburbanization and poorly planned infrastructure led to Angkor Wat's metropolitan collapse. Its demise offers an important lesson for today’s cities.

Irene Tong/Flickr

Timelapse of the Day: A Trip Around Paris

Mayeul Akpovi's cameras travel as they shoot, sliding through the freeze-framed city.

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Sorry, Steve McQueen: This is the Craziest Drive Through San Francisco Ever

A stunt driver takes a high-speed and action-packed tour of the city.

Steve Eng/Flickr

Why Urbanites Make the Best Use of Environmental Resources

The head of the environmental program at Bloomberg Philanthropies makes the case in this compelling video.

A Rat and Pigeon Perform the Olympic Torch Relay

London's most athletic vermin run the torch in this charming animation.

The Hidden Dangers of Driving Over Manholes

Watch cars get launched into the air like rockets due to ill-fitting manhole covers.