Humor

In a segment The Daily Show calls "Shabby Road" (complete with photoshopped image of President Obama, Rep. John Boehner, Sen. Harry Reid, and Vice President Biden as the Beatles), Jon Stewart takes down Congress' inaction on the Highway Trust Fund.
5 days ago   The Daily Show
Bluto's Artisanal Olives has only been open for three weeks, but historic preservation officials in San Francisco have rallied to include it in the city's official list of historic places.
Apr 1, 2012   Planetizen April 1st Edition
City leaders in Cleveland had hoped to build a bike-sharing program throughout the downtown area. But with unexpected reductions in the budget, the bike rental plan has been altered to a theft-based system.
Apr 1, 2012   Planetizen April 1st Edition
The satirical newspaper <em>the Onion</em> reports on efforts by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to boost their brand recognition.
Mar 30, 2012   The Onion
Kelly Chan shares some delightful photos of Chinese artist Liu Bolin's efforts to make himself completely invisible in different urban settings.
Mar 27, 2012   Architizer
This weekend, the Final Four of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament will be decided on courts in cities across the country. Earlier this week, however, Kaid Benfield crowned his own champion - based on walkability.
Mar 23, 2012   Switchboard
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Kaid Benfield profiles the sustainable practices of the most Irish of emblems, Guinness Beer.
Mar 17, 2012   Switchboard
John Metcalfe has "designed" what he thinks could be the "Ultimate Municipal Supertruck of the Future."
Mar 16, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Dan Reed cautions against an elitist aversion to sterile and inauthentic "town centers" – for all their supposed faults, they offer a stepping stone for the uninitiated masses to get interested in "true" urbanism.
Mar 16, 2012   Greater Greater Washington
<em>Grist</em> has asked its readers to help it compile some of the country's "most craptastic urban rebranding efforts ever." And boy have they delivered.
Mar 12, 2012   Grist
Ever wanted to silence aggressive cell phone talkers or that intractable opponent speaking out against your brilliant redevelopment plan? Well researchers in Japan have developed just the product for you, reports Mark Hachman.
Mar 9, 2012   PCMag.com