Maps of urban heat islands show where residents can find pockets of cooler air in Boston, Philadelphia, Richmond, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
It’s a real phenomenon, and it’s making the hot weather muggier in the American Midwest.
Also: Startups want good transit, and London’s “Tulip” won’t bloom after all.
The First Pasadena State Bank, a 12-story modernist tower inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, has dominated this small town near Houston since 1962.
Why are some mobility experts spooked by this plan to develop a data standard that would allow cities to build a real-time traffic control system?
When the Beetle was first introduced, Americans had never seen anything like it. Among art car enthusiasts, it became the ideal canvas for self-expression.
New signage and NaviLens technology have been rolled out in Barcelona, Madrid, and Murcia city to help visually impaired people navigate public transportation.
A new study finds that new business startups are choosing cities with good public transportation options over the traditional suburban locations.
Sadiq Khan used his discretionary powers to cancel the Norman Foster design. Does this signal a tougher attitude to flashy development?
Also: We were promised moon cities, and the future of the city is childless.
It’s been 50 years since Apollo 11 put humans on the surface of the moon. Why didn’t we stay and build a more permanent lunar base? Lots of reasons.
Crash-test dummies are typically models of an average man. Women are 73 percent more likely to be injured in a car accident. These things are probably connected.
America’s urban rebirth is missing something key—actual births.
In the fictional dystopia of Tim Maughan’s novel Infinite Detail, our dependence on urban technology has been suddenly severed.
A biweekly tour of the ever-expanding cartographic landscape.
Some local governments hope that more grocery stores will blossom in “food deserts” if the number of discount convenience retailers can be limited.
Also: Let’s talk about zoo design, and the last vape shops in San Francisco.
A newly revived rail plan could see Denmark’s trains catch up with its reputation for other types of green transit.
A coalition of bank activists in ten California cities is pushing for public banks. A bill to support them is working its way through the state legislature.
Author Natascha Meuser describes zoo architecture as a “masquerade” that borrows from museums, prisons, and theaters.