Videos

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.

How Detroit Is Rising

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

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. 

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.

Dubai Project of the Day: An Underwater Hotel

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

A Strange Merry-Go-Round For Shopping Carts

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

What's Hiding Under Those Goofy Geometric Patterns?

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