Videos

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.

YouTube/iloveskydivingvideos

Who Says You Can't Have Death-Defying Fun in a Church?

Watch a group of jumpers parachute down a basilica.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

What if You Could See a Building's Impact in 3D Before It's Built?

Using augmented reality, people can see how proposed projects could benefit or burden their neighborhood.

Wicked Delicate Films

Does City Life Have to Mean Life Without Stars?

A new film explores what we lose when light pollution cancels out the night sky.

Wikimedia Commons

Life In an Abandoned Packard Plant

Allan Hill has been caring for (and inhabiting) a rundown Detroit factory building.

Courtesy: Recovery.gov

Can Native American Housing Be Sustainable and Culturally Appropriate?

The Sustainable Native Communities thinks so.

Prelinger Archives

1950s General Motors Propaganda Film: Solution to Congestion Is More Roads

More parking, lane miles was the automaker's prescription at mid-century, with a cameo from Robert Moses.

Courtesy: BBC2

Tiny Space of the Day: A Miniature Parisian Restaurant

Chef Rachel Khoo shows how she cooks in the city's smallest eatery.

Shweeb

Whatever Happened to The Shweeb?

The whimsical plastic people-mover, a blend of monorail and recumbent bicycle, was a big enough idea to attract an investment by Google. So where is it now?