Humor

January 20, 2012, 2pm PST
The Daily News does its best to, ahem, "cover" this year's version of the annual New York City "No Pants Subway Ride." Beware, potentially NSFW.
New York Daily News
December 23, 2011, 2pm PST
The planners at Hogle-Ireland have developed a handy set of Holiday Design Guidelines, including Minimum Chimney Access Requirements and Sleigh Parking and Access Standards.
Hogle-Ireland
December 17, 2011, 9am PST
Writing in Grist, Chuck Wolfe provides a counterintuitive look at what to do about potholes and how they could become "the universal darlings of walkable urbanism".
Grist
December 16, 2011, 2pm PST
NPR reports on NYC's new set of hilarious Haiku traffic street signs, that are meant to make drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians more aware when sharing the street.
NPR
November 23, 2011, 6am PST
McGill University planning students have built a cake replica of the neighborhood surrounding the Vendome Metro station in order to get residents to discuss the impacts of the construction and opening of a nearby "superhospital."
CBC
November 21, 2011, 2pm PST
Heavy rains Sunday afternoon exacerbated a subsiding roadway in the L.A. suburb of San Pedro, leaving gaping holes and exposing plumbing and other infrastructure housed beneath the street.
Los Angeles Times
November 4, 2011, 2pm PDT
The new edition of the Grand Theft Auto series will parody LA, including its idiosyncratic planning landscape, which will feature avaricious developers, activist NIMBYs, and a oceanside dwelling starchitect.
Curbed LA
October 31, 2011, 12pm PDT
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that HBO is working with Oliver Stone on a biopic of New York's famous master planner.
The Atlantic
Blog post
October 21, 2011, 4pm PDT

One of the bedrocks of the Vancouver city-building story, which we often refer to as "the most important decision Vancouver ever made", was the dramatic rejection of inner city freeways in the late 60's/early 70's.  This left our city frequently referenced as the only major North America city without a freeway. That decision led us down the very different and counter-intuitive path for livability, mobility, inner city density and urbanism that has come to be referred to as "the Vancouver Model".

Brent Toderian
October 14, 2011, 1pm PDT
A new GM ad implies that bikes aren't a sexy mode of transport for college kids.
Grist
October 13, 2011, 8am PDT
A Colorado man has put up a sign warning potential buyers about activities that occur at his house.
The Denver Post via 9 News
October 7, 2011, 2pm PDT
Doyle Redland reports on the accidental new construction, which has galvanized both sides of the preservation vs. access argument.
The Onion
September 23, 2011, 6am PDT
Part of this week's Urban Design Week in New York City, design duo Original Champions of Design present three solutions to a weak wayfinding system currently in place in the city's subways.
Fast Company
September 16, 2011, 1pm PDT
The President went out of his way to support Solyndra's cutting-edge solar technology. When the company declares bankruptcy this week, Jon Stewart anticipates the gaffes by Obama's opposition in a very funny segment on The Daily Show.
The Daily Show
September 2, 2011, 2pm PDT
Before polar bear there was Captain Planet. This laugh-out-loud video of actor Don Cheadle as the cartoon superhero evokes the old adage: Be careful what you wish for.
Funny Or Die
August 26, 2011, 2pm PDT
CBS News compiles in a photo slideshow of dating site OkCupid's list of the top 10 cities with the highest percentage of "casual sex seekers."
CBS News
August 22, 2011, 7am PDT
The BMW Guggenheim Lab has released an online urban planning game called "Urbanology," which asks a serious of questions to determine the type of city you think is the future.
TheCityFix.com
August 19, 2011, 2pm PDT
What crosswalk? Watch this man effortlessly synchronizes his steady gait with the oncoming cavalry of cars, buses, and motorcycles as he crosses a busy street in Vietnam. If there is fear, he sure does a great job not showing it.
YouTube
August 5, 2011, 10am PDT
After landed No. 10 on MainStreet.com's "America's Dying Cities" list earlier this year, Grand Rapids, Mich., shows the world that the city is anything but. Its citywide rendition of Don McLean's classic gets almost 4 million hits on YouTube to date.
Sustainable Cities Collective
July 29, 2011, 2pm PDT
An Al Queda spokesperson says that they refuse to attack any U.S. bridges or any part of the transportation system because they're already in such a poor state no one will notice.
The Onion