February 16, 2013, 11am PST
Rain water collection in Yemen, shaded bus shelters in Uganda and a pop-up modular park in Argentina are the legacy of Philips's Livable Cities Awards.
September 20, 2012, 10am PDT
A provocative art project dubbed the Urban Living Room has appeared on the streets of Rotterdam, its first stop on a worldwide journey to "support dialogue and connection in public realm."
July 24, 2012, 11am PDT
A group of "urban hacktivists" have been busy transforming Toronto's ubiquitous and ironically named "info pillars" (read: street billboards) into community platforms and art pieces, protesting their improper design and instillation.
March 31, 2012, 11am PDT
Jeroen Beekmans reports on the pet project of "urban hacktivist" Florian Rivière to produce light-weight pop-up crosswalks.
December 16, 2011, 8am PST
International company IKEA, known for their low-cost design furniture, will develop a 26-acre complete London neighborhood.
July 25, 2011, 12pm PDT
In a hurry to catch the train? In Utrecht, you can take the "transfer accelerator" - basically, a slide that was built as a fun addition to the subway station.
November 24, 2010, 5am PST
Millions have been in the tent city of Mina in Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Though the crowds are temporary, the infrastructure built to handle them is permanent.