Humor

Critics Alexandra Lange and Mark Lamster hand out their annual awards for architecture and design. Snark is on the menu, but the awards still provide a nice recap of the biggest design news from around the country (and some from around the world).
Dec 12, 2014   Design Observer
A Tumblr called Signs from the Near Future has seen the signs, and has predicted what the signs of the future will look like.
Jun 6, 2014   Signs from the Near Future
Parts of the East Coast got hit this week by rain and floods in what must certainly be cosmic salt in the wound of a long and intense winter. Luckily for our moods, one local news broadcast caught one biker rising above the wet conditions.
May 2, 2014   Gawker
To some people (or maybe just this one person), the N Train in the New York City subway system in a perfectly acceptable place to shuck some oysters.
Apr 25, 2014   The Awl
Few transportation projects have transformed D.C. as thoroughly as Capital Bikeshare. From humble beginnings in 2010 with fewer than 50 stations, there are now over three hundred stations and 2500 bikes spread across the city.
Apr 23, 2014   Elevation DC
Part funny, part amusing, and part just plain cool, goat towers are vertical structures with winding ramps that goats love to climb. They are also are “an idea whose time has come” according to a recent article in Modern Farmer.
Apr 18, 2014   Modern Farmer
The following is a list things that are never going to happen, because if they did, urban planning as we know it would cease to exist.
Apr 1, 2014   Planetizen April 1st Edition
The residents and government of the city of Nome, Alaska are unimpressed with the whining they heard this winter.
Apr 1, 2014   Planetizen April 1st Edition
A brawl began after a disagreement over the nuances of the Supreme Court case that protected the power of the government to use eminent domain to transfer ownership of private property for the purposes of economic development.
Apr 1, 2014   Planetizen April 1st Edition
Residents say an old Pets.com employee shuttle still drives the streets of San Francisco, seemingly at random. The driver, a mystery to all, emerges from the shuttle occasionally to buy a burrito and a Chronicle. But no one ever sees his face.
Apr 1, 2014   Planetizen April 1st Edition
I am trying to get caught up on The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs. I'm a chapter behind, so don't tell me what happens.
Apr 1, 2014   Planetizen April 1st Edition