Israeli writer Etgar Keret has commissioned a home to be built in the narrow space between two buildings in Warsaw, Poland. The house will be 4 feet across at the widest point.
Aug 8, 2011 Fast Company Design
Author Russell Shorto claims that "the willingness of Europeans to follow top-down social planning" makes public transit and bicycling more feasible in European cities than they are in the States where people don't always agree with technocrats.
Aug 8, 2011 The New York Times
The population of children in Germany continues to fall, and those that exist are increasingly in poverty.
Aug 4, 2011 Der Spiegel
Arturas Zuokas, mayor of the Lithuanian capital, has taken enforcement of cars parked illegally in cycle lanes into his own hands. In a YouTube video, Zuokas is shown riding on top of a tank as it crushes a car parked illegally in a cycle lane.
Aug 2, 2011 Guardian
Last week, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing released the much anticipated Detroit Works Project for "shrinking" the city. Reporter Nancy Kaffer says it isn't quite what everyone was expecting.
Aug 2, 2011 Crain's Detroit Business
Recent protests throughout Spain and Europe over unemployment and governmental representation offer a unique look at how protests use and create public space and urbanity.
Jul 28, 2011 domus
Officials in Moscow are pushing a plan to double the footprint of the city in order to ease congestion and overcrowding. Some worry sprawling development patters will follow.
Jul 27, 2011 Guardian
In a hurry to catch the train? In Utrecht, you can take the "transfer accelerator" - basically, a slide that was built as a fun addition to the subway station.
Jul 25, 2011 The Pop-Up City
An exhibit in Paris presents elaborate, lush visions of "La Ville Fertile", or "The Fertile City."
Jul 25, 2011 Design Observer
Not that it's a real surprise that trees clean the air, but a new study shows that greenery in cities can have a significant effect on air quality.
Jul 25, 2011 TheCityFix.com