Videos

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?

The Sad Truth About Food-Delivering Robots

The failure of San Francisco's "TacoCopter" is just one example of how we are failing at creating a functional, robotic delivery boy.

Video: 2 Minutes To A Healthy City

A video breaks down what cities can do to make their residents fitter.

Recycling Victory of the Day: The Poo-Powered Tuk Tuk

A three-wheeled rickshaw powered by animal waste, courtesy of the Denver Zoo.

The Cult of the Tokyo Arcade

A video that examines the insular and mysterious arcade culture of Japan.

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.

Filming Life in Miniature Cities (But Not Really)

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

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.

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.

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.

What Would Paris Look Like Under 1 Meter of Water?

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

In Defense of Pruitt-Igoe

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

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.

40 Years of Las Vegas Sprawl, as Seen From Space

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

What Intersections Would Look Like in a World of Driverless Cars

Imagining a future without lights and stop signs.

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.

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.