Humor

April 1, 2015, 6am PDT
Test your knowledge of discretionary infrastructure funding mechanisms and one of golf's most famous figures with this pop quiz.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2015, 5am PDT
With the Bertha tunneling-boring machine stuck in the mud under Seattle for more than a year, officials turned to a politician known for his ability to stop transportation in its tracks.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
March 27, 2015, 10am PDT
You are surrounded by parking lots and pavement so vast you can see the curvature of the Earth.
Better Cities & Towns
March 17, 2015, 5am PDT
Pop quiz hotshot: Think you can tell the difference between a roadway interchange and a Celtic Knot?
Community Builders
March 13, 2015, 5am PDT
Clickhole, the Buzzfeed-style spinoff of The Onion, has produced a listicle of what the New York Subway line you're riding says about your personality. Prepare to learn nothing and laugh a little.
Clickhole
March 6, 2015, 5am PST
The news satire show "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" gave comic treatment to the country's ever-present, much-neglected infrastructure crisis. It's hilarious and scary. At the same time!
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
February 27, 2015, 5am PST
A community user of Buzzfeed has clearly had it up to here with the daily frustrations of using transit on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
BuzzFeed
February 20, 2015, 6am PST
It's too bad there isn't a map that can lead us to the place where all the fact-checkers have gone.
Vox
February 13, 2015, 5am PST
Cities vie for all sorts of distinctions: greenest; friendliest; wealthiest; most innovative. Portland, Maine, is just tickled to bits about topping the "Top-10 Coziest Cities in America." Added bonus: it beat out its regional arch-rival Boston.
Boston.com
February 6, 2015, 6am PST
Movoto has produced a pair of rankings: "The 10 Nerdiest Cities in America" and "The 10 Nerdiest Small Cities in America." According to the lists, there must be something in the water in Georgia.
Movoto Blog
January 27, 2015, 1pm PST
And an update from Codes Study about the 600 places that really are upping their game with form-based codes.
PlaceShakers
January 23, 2015, 6am PST
A Saturday Night Live skit satirizes the change that has come to Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Salon
January 16, 2015, 5am PST
The Onion is back with its unique brand of hard-hitting satire on the conditions of American life. This time the joke is on Americans celebrating low prices at the pump.
The Onion
January 9, 2015, 5am PST
Kriston Capps shares the creative work of a couple of arm-chair architecture critics who took to Photoshop to express their opinions about the Snøhetta-designed tower proposed for One Van Ness in San Francisco.
CityLab
Feature
December 31, 2014, 5am PST
A deeper look at the traffic data on Planetizen reveals trends from the planning and urban design conversation of 2014.
James Brasuell
December 25, 2014, 5am PST
In the realm of supply chains and distribution logistics, Santa’s the guy. So you’d presumably be safe in assuming that the planning and design of his village at the North Pole would reflect a similar insistence on best practices. But is it so?
PlaceShakers
December 23, 2014, 12pm PST
"Seattle is in the midst of a full-spectrum transportation fustercluck," writes David Roberts for Grist.
Grist
December 12, 2014, 7am PST
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).
Design Observer
November 28, 2014, 5am PST
Some people just can't find beauty any where in the world—even while visiting the world's most iconic buildings.
Citymetric
November 21, 2014, 6am PST
A cartoon by Streetsblog blogger John Greenfield imagines a fictitious rap battle in the style of the popular YouTube channel, "Epic Rap Battles from History"—except the rap battle is between two luminaries of the bike advocacy movement.
John Greenfield