As we get ready to celebrate Christmas, I've been getting a bit warm and fuzzy about all the ways that cities make our lives better. It might be my current festive mind-set, but it occurs to me that our cities give us many "gifts" that make each day more merry and bright. Opinion
Dec 24, 2013 By
The Mariana Trench has beaten out Mt. Everest, the cone of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano, and St. Louis to claim the title of the world's worst place to raise a child for the seventh consecutive year, reports the satirical newspaper The Onion.
Dec 13, 2013 The Onion
Jeff Bezos' proposal to deliver packages by aerial drone has the potential to upset traditional models of logistics and distribution, but it's most powerful effect may be on the urban airspace. Are blue skies ahead for Bezos' vision?
Dec 12, 2013 This Big City
They might call it the "Lunch with the Critics" award, but in my mind they're the "Archies" (is that taken?). Critics Alexandra Lange and Mark Lamster deliver their fourth annual awards for the best and worst in architecture and design of 2013.
Dec 8, 2013 Observatory
Illustrative diagrams are one of the primary tools used by architects and planners to explain existing conditions and design concepts. An art project that produces frivolous diagrams reveals the heft that well crafted drawings bring.
Dec 6, 2013 WebUrbanist
Ever feel like the bar-on-wheels revolution is passing you by? Fear not, your opportunity to become a part of the party bike industry is here.
Nov 29, 2013 Pedal Crawler
My favorite Chanukah song is Mi'Y Malel (Who Can Retell)? (English lyrics here).
The song asks us: Opinion
Nov 29, 2013 By
Now that pesky Thanksgiving Day is nearly over, we can merrily move on to the true focus of the holiday season: Christmas. And what better way to kick off the march to December 25th than to visit the world's largest gingerbread village.
Nov 28, 2013 The New York Times
Predictions of strong winds and frigid temperatures may keep many people from attending this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, providing ample opportunity to explore Philip Bump's collection of creepy balloons from years past.
Nov 28, 2013 The Atlantic Cities
There's no shortage of bold and bizarre ideas for how to make our future cities more livable, sustainable, and efficient. Whether many of these ideas are feasible is another story.
Nov 24, 2013 Future Cities