Humor

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
November 7, 2014, 6am PST
You've probably heard the proclamation "The Next Brooklyn" more than once, from the New York Times of all things.
The Atlantic
Blog post
October 30, 2014, 2pm PDT
The fourth edition of our comprehensive list of amazing Halloween costumes for urban planners.
Maayan Dembo
October 23, 2014, 6am PDT
Some cities have a reputation for rats, but all cities have them. Where does your major metropolitan center rank among the rattiest cities?
Urbanful
October 17, 2014, 6am PDT
Metro Los Angeles produced a retro-style music video to raise awareness about transit app options in Los Angeles. Miami Vice wardrobes and Atari-grade graphics contribute to the cause.
Metro Los Angeles
October 10, 2014, 5am PDT
The satirical news site The Onion is back with another take on the concerns of planners and transportation engineers. This time The Onion takes a page out of Donald's Shoup playbook.
The Onion
September 19, 2014, 6am PDT
Writing for Greater Greater Washington, Matt Johnson has compiled a list of neologisms to describe the unique encounters of contemporary city living.
Greater Greater Washington
September 17, 2014, 7am PDT
The only thing surprising about Cards Against Urbanity, a cities- and city-planner-focused parody of Cards Against Humanity, is that nobody thought of it sooner.
Elevation DC
September 5, 2014, 6am PDT
The satirical site The Onion once again checks in with the world of planning and urbanism—this time choosing Erie, Pennsylvania Mayor Joe Sinnott to present some crazy ideas about the city's waterfront.
The Onion
August 29, 2014, 5am PDT
Angie Schmitt follows up on an earlier report by the Citizen's Budget Commission that made an argument for the affordability of cities like New York City, with its large network of cheap transportation.
Streetsblog USA
August 22, 2014, 10am PDT
The FXX cable network is amidst a massive marathon of all 552 episodes of the Simpsons. Joseph Rose, took a break from cartoon bliss to produce ten of his favorite scenes building jokes out of transportation experiences.
The Oregonian
August 8, 2014, 5am PDT
Hint: the answer is 21, but there's a descriptive way to add that up.
Coffee with an Architect