Videos

What a Data-Rich Smart City Experience Could Really Be Like

How ubiquitous data and smart city infrastructure may change urban experience.

Stringer Bell Puts on a Few Pounds for 'The Wire: The Musical'

A fake musical of David Simon's Baltimore saga has surfaced, featuring actual actors from the show.

A Case Study in a Senior-Friendly City

How Arlington, Virginia, helps serve older residents.

Watch the Sydney Opera House Disintegrate Before Your Eyes

The famed arts venue's sails appear to ripple before collapsing in this new public art installation.

Can a Rap Video Make Fort Wayne Cool?

Haunted by negative top ten lists, the Indiana city tries to convince kids it's a place worth making a life in.

The Faces Behind Detroit's Rebirth

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

Journey Through the Intestines of an Airline Baggage System

Ever wonder what an airline stowaway sees when peaking out from within his Samsonite sanctuary?

Tiny World of the Day: Miniature, Hyperrealistic Airport

The model Knuffingen Airport in Hamburg, part of the world's largest railway model, has 40 different planes that take off and land hundreds of times daily.

A Day in the Life of Venice

A cool shift-tilt video captures the city's dynamism.

Turning Trash Into Table Tennis

Found objects become an urban ping pong station in Helsinki.

Video of the Day: Whole Zoo of Glowing Animals Gets Loose in Cologne

A team of "light painters" make jellyfish, birds and a whale appear in this dazzling video from Germany.

Video of the Day: Birds-Eye London

A Mary Poppins-esque view of the city.

Useless and Defunct City Objects Should Be Called... 'Thomassons'

That's the word that Japanese artist Genpei Akasegawa has assigned to doors leading nowhere and driveways blocked by fences.

Visualizing a Full Day of Airplane Paths in the U.S.A.

Data wizard Aaron Koblin is intrigued by domestic flight patterns, and after watching this video you will be too.

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.

An Urban Garden for Your Bus Stop

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

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

In Russia, an app identifies "parking douches."

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.