In Japan, small children take the subway and run errands alone, no parent in sight. The reason why has more to do with social trust than self-reliance.
These feeds offer a cleverly curated peek into cities around the world.
It’s working in other parts of the world, so what’s the holdup in the U.S.?
The case against 12-foot lanes in cities, in 3 charts.
Reduce urban sprawl, for one thing.
Officials expect the plan to reduce congestion in the crowded city.
There's something decidedly sci-fi and apocalyptic about what Kengo Kuma has served up.
Summer festivals, fall foliage, and snow also make an appearance in this Library of Congress collection.
Adoption of similar mass transit technology in the U.S. may not be far off.
Our sidewalk interactions are "fundamentally anticipatory in nature," according to scientists.
Examining swelling urban borders over the past 100 years.
All eyes in Japan are on Super Typhoon Neoguri, a tremendous storm set to create 40-foot-tall waves.
Please note that these nigiri-themed suitcases are not edible.
The success of the world's first city-level carbon-trading system hasn't had much to do with emissions trading.
The March 10 air raids were among the deadliest, most destructive attacks of World War II.
This new tool can help us understand how people respond to urban spaces before they're built.
A wild experiment in 3D data visualization.
An artist pays respect to the victims of the Japanese tsunami with cute, heart-shaped gum wads.
Sneak a peak and you'll never get lost again.
Should you eat it, or put it in a museum?