Videos

A Visual Guide to the Potential of Urban Agriculture

An animation shows how a variety of urban spaces can become miniature farms.

In Liverpool, a Leviathan Awakens from the Briny Deep

A 50-foot tall creature in a diving suit stalks the streets of England.

A Mural About City-Building That Actually Doesn't Stink

This time-lapse video chronicles painted cranes as they "build" a city from the ground up, with real-life objects blending into two dimensions and vice versa.

A Streetlight Powered by Algae: Is This Actually Possible?

The French biochemist behind this strange green light sees it having a "massive" palliative effect on global warming.

Chinese Woman Swallowed by Sudden Hole in the Sidewalk

China's hungry infrastructure claims yet another victim.

Feeling Tired? Take This Giant Slide to Class

A university in Munich installed two four-story slides in their student center.

Traffic Explained in Less Than 4 Minutes

A video on what causes congestion, and how to fix it.

Who Says You Can't Have Death-Defying Fun in a Church?

Watch a group of jumpers parachute down a basilica.

What if You Could See a Building's Impact in 3D Before It's Built?

Using augmented reality, people can see how proposed projects could benefit or burden their neighborhood.

Does City Life Have to Mean Life Without Stars?

A new film explores what we lose when light pollution cancels out the night sky.

Life In an Abandoned Packard Plant

Allan Hill has been caring for (and inhabiting) a rundown Detroit factory building.

Can Native American Housing Be Sustainable and Culturally Appropriate?

The Sustainable Native Communities thinks so.

1950s General Motors Propaganda Film: Solution to Congestion Is More Roads

More parking, lane miles was the automaker's prescription at mid-century, with a cameo from Robert Moses.

Tiny Space of the Day: A Miniature Parisian Restaurant

Chef Rachel Khoo shows how she cooks in the city's smallest eatery.

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.