Videos

YouTube/Quicken Loans

Is Dan Gilbert Too Tacky to Be Loved By Detroit?

The entrepreneur is almost single-handedly reviving downtown Detroit, but his design choices are under fire.

pilpop/Vimeo

Filming Life in Miniature Cities (But Not Really)

A roundup of some of our favorite city-based tilt-shift videos.

Casey Neistat

Won't Somebody Please Stop This Guy Stealing Bikes in New York City?

Filmmaker Casey Neistat explains why he decided to reenact his famous 2005 bike-thieving experiment.

Shutterstock

David Lynch's Freakish Advertisements: The Rats of New York City

Around the time he was filming Twin Peaks, Lynch was dabbling in some seriously bugged-out ad campaigns.

SteloisTatakis

Blind Pedestrianism, as a Video Game

A playful and silly take on the challenges of navigating an urban setting blind.

Urban Fail of the Day: This Pothole

It is very big.

ArtefactoryLab

What Would Paris Look Like Under 1 Meter of Water?

A lot like this ghostly CGI visualization, created by a Parisian architectural-imaging studio.

Courtesy: Pruitt-Igoe Myth

In Defense of Pruitt-Igoe

A new documentary explores an overlooked truth - that the infamous housing project was once a very good thing.

Factory Fifteen

The Cities of the Future as Creepy, Dystopian Hellscapes

A British architecture firm is pumping out some really eerie sci-fi animations.

Tiny Space of the Day: The 160-Square-Foot Apartment

A builder designs the smallest studios allowed by California zoning code.

NASA

40 Years of Las Vegas Sprawl, as Seen From Space

NASA images show the desert city's massive growth spurt.

Reuters

What Intersections Would Look Like in a World of Driverless Cars

Imagining a future without lights and stop signs.

Eceoes/YouTube

Awful Product Idea of the Day: Live Turtle Key Rings

Beijing's street vendors are offering goldfish and small turtles sealed inside plastic trinkets for your amusement.

ThePotholeGardener

Watch What Happens When East London Potholes Become Mini-Gardens

An aesthetically pleasing if not quite street legal approach to fixing East London's potholes.

Michael Heindl

Europe's Most Irritating Public Artist

Many urban dwellers would no doubt like to give Austrian artist Michael Heindl a piece of their minds.

A Tilt-Shift Video of Rio de Janeiro's Carnival

A dramatic glimpse of Rio's vibrant street culture, in miniature.

Pyrotopia on Vimeo

Pittsburgh to Get Its Own Burning Man-Style 'Festival of Fire Arts'

The first-ever Pyrotopia will introduce Pennsylvanians to everyone's favorite art – the kind that burns.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality

Take a Video Tour of Istanbul's Conceptual New Taksim Square

Zoom through underground roadways and over a reconstructed Ottoman barrack in this video of the yet-to-be-built Taksim Project, a major rejiggering of Istanbul's central park.

Runaway Cow Wreaks Havoc on Downtown Traffic

Baku police officers grapple with an unlikely problem.