From ancient Rome to modern Atlanta, the shape of cities has been defined by the technologies that allow commuters to get to work in about 30 minutes.
Fifty years ago, the Beatles crossed Abbey Road. The iconic album cover created the world’s most famous crosswalk, and a traffic nuisance that endures today.
A record-breaking heat wave across London, Paris, and Amsterdam is signaling an urgent need for design and cultural changes to combat climate change.
London’s newest destination, on North Greenwich Peninsula, shows why it’s time to stop copying New York City’s High Line.
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The “Vessel” at New York’s Hudson Yards—like so many of his designs—look as if the dystopian world of 1984 has been given a precious makeover.
The decision by the British High Court was an abrupt end to a heavily publicized stand-off between private wealth and a public art institution.
London Transport Museum’s wonderfully nerdy archive commemorates an aspect of the city’s appearance that has long been both omnipresent and scarcely noticed.
Sadiq Khan’s re-election bid starts with a power move that could change London’s housing market—but only if Parliament wants it to.
The new music center could, regardless of its aesthetics, help to make the Barbican’s fortress walls feel more bridgeable.
Pollution in some Underground stations is up to 30 times worse than what you’d find on the average London street, a new Transport for London study shows.
The lamps that once lit London's streets have come to symbolize a certain time and place in British history.
Three members of the ‘60s collective talk to author Darran Anderson about postmodernism, metabolism, their values, and watching the world catch up to them.
Using coroners’ records from the 1300s, Cambridge researchers reveal what violence looked like in a dangerous city with little law enforcement.
The lines around the block to buy them aren’t because of their design or inevitable collector’s item status. It’s because they’re basically free for straphangers.
Britons who live outside the capital consider it too expensive and crowded for them to live there, a new report finds.
As seen in this 1968 newsreel, not even Elizabeth II’s odd, feathered hat could enliven the modern transit hub at its grand opening.
Last year, London appointed a chief advocate for a 24-hour city. Now a major nightlife hub plans to impose a curfew, and opponents want to know why she won’t do more to stop it.
Except for a brief stay in London, the president will mostly avoid Britain’s cities. But protesters plan to gather across the country—and he’s far from their only grievance.
Online artists are tracing transit lines onto aerial photos, offering a new way to visualize an often hidden mode of transit.