Videos

Why Are European Cities So Dense?

It’s not just because they’re old.

Super Kind, Metro Los Angeles' new etiqutte superhero.

Los Angeles Gets the Transit Etiquette Superhero It Needs

Metro’s manners campaign features a monster-battling Japanese pop star.

The 560-foot-tall Juche Tower in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Seeing Pyongyang in 360 Degrees

A photographer in a microlight aircraft shot 360-degree video over the secretive North Korean capital.

Eero Saarinen looks over an architectural model with Kevin Roche in their Michigan office.

Learning About Starchitects Through Their Offspring

In an emerging subgenre of architectural documentary, Nathaniel Kahn, Tomas Koolhaas, and Eric Saarinen take a personal look at their mythologized fathers.

Jessy Lanza singing in front of the George Robinson Bandshell in Hamilton, Ontario.

Groove Out to the Modest Charms of Hamilton, Ontario

Jessy Lanza’s music videos embrace the genericness of her Rust Belt hometown.

Montreal's Expo 67 Lives On (In Music Video Form)

Thanks to some tricky editing, the Canadian dream pop band Alvvays gets a gig at the legendary World’s Fair

Moshe Safdie speaking outside in Jerusalem.

When a Young Moshe Safdie Took On the Old City

In a 1973 documentary, the then-35-year-old architect muses over how to build in Jerusalem without sacrificing its heritage.

Meet the YouTuber Acidly Satirizing the 'War on Cars'

“Where is Robert Moses when you need him?”

5 Ways to Seriously Battle Traffic

So long as cars are among us, road pricing, ramp meters, and diamond-shaped intersections can mitigate horrendous commutes, a new video explains.

Citi Bikes are pictured.

A Stark Comparison of Parking Vs. Bike-Share Spaces

Watch New Yorkers swarm a Citi Bike station like mad ants while cars sit virtually idle across the street.

A cycling superhighway connects Arnhem and Nijmegen in the Netherlands.

Cruising a Superhighway Built for Bikes

Leave it to the Dutch to engineer the psychology of the regional bike commute.

A Dream Of Good Housing In Moscow

An early ‘60s film captures the allure of the Soviet-style apartment living. More than 50 years later, these same housing complexes are facing deterioration and demolition.

A Look Back at Expo 67's U.S. Pavilion

Bold on the outside, campy on the inside—the Buckminster Fuller and Cambridge Seven Associates project showed visitors that the world’s superpower could have fun, too.

Why the Jane Jacobs vs. Robert Moses Battle Still Matters

A Q&A with Matt Tyrnauer, director of Citizen Jane: Battle For The City.

Life on the Forgotten Farms of Guangzhou

A new short film captures the striking scenes of skyscrapers encroaching on farmers amid China's rapid urbanization.

Bike riders cruise past a cafe in downtown Oslo, where the city hopes to ban all cars by 2019.

Oslo Is on Track for a Car-Free Future

A new film shows the Norwegian capital’s progress on banning cars downtown by 2019.

Let's Watch Spanish Pop Singers Serenade Everyone at Expo '70

“Osaka Show” shows off the surprisingly progressive (and fun) side of state television under Francisco Franco.

Watch Seattle's Massive Tunnel Borer Finally Emerge From the Ground

This glorious, cinematic drone footage commemorates four long years of digging.

The World's Most Elegant Public Transit Campaign

The Toronto Transit Commission and the National Ballet of Canada have the antidote to the depressing “If You See Something, Say Something.”

Seeing the Light With Jean Nouvel

A short documentary on the 2008 Pritzker Prize winner doesn’t show his eccentric creative process—just the fruits of it.

A Pedestrian Battle Cry, in Comic Form

In India’s most lethal city for traffic-related deaths, an urban designer/artist is fighting for walkability and safety.