Videos

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'Taking Back the Town From the Automobile'

A clever idea for reclaiming the suburbs from endless driving.

Courtesy: David Franck

How Seville Sold Its Citizens on a Massive Galactic Public Sculpture

The formerly despised work is now a central part of the city's urban fabric.

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How Marketers Pulled Off That Flying People Over New York City Stunt

The team behind the film Chronicle is behind the elaborate viral video.

Video of the Day: The Joy of Biking in Mexico City

Two film makers capture the joys of riding in Mexico's capital

Red Peak

Watch a Bicycle Get Stolen Piece by Piece Over 365 Days

New Yorkers are surprisingly honest when it comes to dismantling an unattended bicycle, as this neat time-lapse video shows

A Public Space That Plays With You

A funky exhibit in Istanbul is part of a growing trend of "interactive architecture" that's easy to access

Flickr/Ron Cogswell

The Right Fix for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

King's memorial in Washington should reflect the dignity and humility of the man it honors

Reuters

A Sculpture of Our Transportation Future

A new kinetic sculpture in Los Angeles envisions a city with smoothly flowing cars traveling at 240 mph

Reuters

Video of the Day: Cairo's Garbage People

A new documentary follows a family of Coptic Christians, one of thousands who tend to the city's trash

The Urban Billboard as Art

Artists seek out more imaginative uses for traditional street advertisements

Warning of Urban Sprawl...in 1959

A Hitchcockian take on the danger of perpetual suburbanization from the Urban Land Institute

Ice Cube as Urbanist

The rapper's take on Los Angeles' architecture would make critics proud

Ho Chi Minh City's Wild Traffic Patterns

Photographer Rob Whitworth pieced together 10,000 images to capture the city's everyday movements

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New York Officials Seek Investors for 'Low Line'

In a video, the MTA invites developers to build an underground park

A Shoe's-Eye View of Moscow

A new short film explores Russia's largest city, looking straight down

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Amazing Time-Lapse of the Build-Up and Take-Down of Burning Man

The annual desert event is the ultimate temporary city

StrongTowns

The 'Diverging Diamond' Interchange Is an Abomination

A "recovering" engineer tears apart the latest "complete streets" design trend

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Temporary City, Population 3 Million

Pilgrims converge on Mecca for the Hajj, and fill its massive tent city

Car-Crushing Vilnius Mayor Wins 'Ig Nobel' Peace Prize

Arturas Zuokas's viral tank video honored for 'improbable research'