Jenny Xie

Jenny Xie is a fellow at CityLab. 

This Picture Frame Is Also a Dining Table

Just a bit of apartment magic. 

The Tiny House Lover's Guide to Romance

Living and loving in a super small space requires ... unique compromises. 

From Sweden, the World's Greatest Used Car Classified Ad

Everyone in Malmö's going to want to test-drive this baby. 

That Amazing 'Solar Roadways' Project Has a Working Prototype

The inventors are looking for $1 million to keep testing technology they claim could power the United States three times over.

Should the U.S. Be Harvesting More Energy From Nuts?

Turkey has plans to heat an entire town with pistachio shells. Why can't that happen in California? 

Visualizing London's Evolution From Roman Times to Today

An animation built with georeferenced records of the city's historic road network.

A Taste of Different School Lunches Around the World

From empanadas to ratatouille.

A Billboard That Purifies the Air Around It

Its creators claim it can do the work of 1,200 trees.

That Plan to Turn a Steep Street Into a Giant Water Slide Was a Huge Success

Nearly 100,000 people signed up—360 got to ride.

Artists Transform Beach Sand Into Trippy Optical Illusions

A magical sight, before it all gets washed away.

This Suitcase Handle Wants to Help You Avoid Excess Baggage Fees

Taking the guesswork out of flying. 

A Charming Glimpse at Morning Commutes Around the World

One architecture firm asked its employees to film what they see while heading to work. 

A Mapping Tool That Demystifies the Link Between Transportation and Jobs

How factors like transit mode and commute time affect job access in the New York metropolitan area.

These Clever Stickers Remind Us There's Fun Outside the App Store

"Because there isn't an app for everything."

It Costs More to Live in Honolulu Than San Francisco or New York

Paradise really doesn't come cheap. 

A Radical Approach to Adding Density in New York's Outer Boroughs

Picture octopus-like high-rises engulfing transit hubs.

How This Chicago Restaurant Produced Zero Waste

Going green all the way.

A Look Inside America's First Cat Cafe

Serving "Cat'achinos," naturally.

Transforming the Sky Between Buildings Into Elaborate Doodles

One French artist looked up and imagined a whole new world.