Street Grid

The Case for Cul-de-Sacs

People who live in them actually have greater social cohesion, according to one sociologist.

A Map That Shows When Any Street Aligns With the Sunset

Manhattanhenge for every New York City neighborhood.

Urban Fabric of the Day: City Quilts

The city is getting soft.

Can You Tell a City By Its Blocks?

What if blocks could be extracted, stripped of all but their essential form, and lined up for inspection? Would we know a place by the sum of its parts?

What Mumbai and Beijing Can Learn From New York

Two recent exhibits highlight American planning's strengths alongside its great weaknesses.