Videos

Detroit's Creative Potential

The second installment in a five-part series featuring Richard Florida leading a conversation on the future of the Motor City.

Edible Bus Stop

An Urban Garden for Your Bus Stop

A London gardening project aims to plant food up and down a city bus line.

The Village

Want to Shame a Terrible Parker? There's an App for That

In Russia, an app identifies "parking douches."

"Brussels Express"

Navigating Europe's Most Congested City by Bike

If you think all European cities embrace cycling as much as Copenhagen, you must not be familiar with Brussels.

The State of Detroit

The first installment in a five-part series featuring Richard Florida leading a conversation on the future of the Motor City.

How Detroit Is Rising

You've heard the story of the city's downfall. This is the story of its comeback.

Tokyo Hotaru Festival

Tokyo's Solar-Powered 'Fireflies'

The city's Hotaru festival uses LED bulbs designed to mimic the light of the insects that once “gemmed” the Sumida River. 

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Urban Sustainability's Missing Ingredient? Education

The best way to make cities greener might be teaching residents what that actually means.

In Copenhagen, a Rare Musical Treat for Subway Riders

An orchestral flash mob serenades commuters.

Deep Ocean Technology

Dubai Project of the Day: An Underwater Hotel

Is Dubai ready for wild real estate again? It seems like it.

Florian Rivière

A Strange Merry-Go-Round For Shopping Carts

An artist transformed this revolving billboard in Berlin into something that's fun for kids.

Courtesy: Mishka Henner

What's Hiding Under Those Goofy Geometric Patterns?

The Dutch government's strange strategy for blurring out sensitive sites on Google maps.

ASLA

A Visual Guide to the Potential of Urban Agriculture

An animation shows how a variety of urban spaces can become miniature farms.

YouTube/InsightMovingImages

In Liverpool, a Leviathan Awakens from the Briny Deep

A 50-foot tall creature in a diving suit stalks the streets of England.

Jo Peel

A Mural About City-Building That Actually Doesn't Stink

This time-lapse video chronicles painted cranes as they "build" a city from the ground up, with real-life objects blending into two dimensions and vice versa.

YouTube/shamengo2

A Streetlight Powered by Algae: Is This Actually Possible?

The French biochemist behind this strange green light sees it having a "massive" palliative effect on global warming.

YouTube

Chinese Woman Swallowed by Sudden Hole in the Sidewalk

China's hungry infrastructure claims yet another victim.

Feeling Tired? Take This Giant Slide to Class

A university in Munich installed two four-story slides in their student center.

Traffic Explained in Less Than 4 Minutes

A video on what causes congestion, and how to fix it.