Explore the crucial milestones in the life of the now-troubled city on this interactive platform.
If this city knows how to do anything, it’s how to move on.
Economic growth and the rise of consumer borrowing have resulted in booming suburbs on the periphery of the city.
One "wanderer" finds beauty in unplanned adventures.
"We felt a real hunger in Istanbul for projects that are bottom-up."
Young photographers capture the country's abandoned spaces, overcrowded cities, and the people left behind.
Which cities attract the most people, and what kinds of communities are losing them.
In places like Istanbul and Mexico City, BRT is cleaning the air and saving commute time.
Istanbul's $4 billion underwater rail project, which links its European and Asian sections, was nine years in the making. Even now, critics wonder whether it's safe.
In six global cities.
A cheatsheet on which city might be chosen as the next future host of the Summer Olympics—Tokyo, Madrid, or Istanbul.
Istanbul is everything the Olympic committee wants -- and everything it fears. Tokyo is boring. Really, there's only one choice.
A new Bosphorus bridge is fast becoming Istanbul's most contested project – not least because the government will stop at nothing to get it built.
The ongoing debate raises bigger questions about who benefits from the city's changing landscape.
Where people Tweet in San Francisco, New York City, and Istanbul.
North American cities are producing substantially less wealth per ton of greenhouse gas emissions than their European counterparts.
The planning debate that sparked Turkey's recent protests is part of a larger, kind of weird architectural trend.
Officials suspend plans to raze Gezi Park.
There are tents, libraries, free food, even free hugs. But how long will it be allowed to last?
Officials say the canal will fuel the country's economy. But opponents worry it will add to runaway sprawl and rampant water pollution.