Boing Boing

An elderly woman in China has implemented an innovative traffic calming measure in her neighborhood. Could sex dolls replace stop signs at an intersection near you?
Aug 3, 2012   Boing Boing
Filmmaker Dean Petersen noticed a troublesome step at the 36th Street subway exit in Brooklyn, and decided to find out how many people tripped over it. Video evidence shows this hazard in action.
Jun 29, 2012   Boing Boing
In Dubai, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. But it shares one problem will all skyscrapers in Dubai - there is no central sewage infrastructure to accommodate the waste they produce.
Nov 8, 2011   Boing Boing
In Antelope Valley, Calif., questionable code enforcement practices encroach the Fifth Amendment taking clause while the obfuscation of facts by public officials mars the transparent aspect of the planning process.
Aug 27, 2011   Boing Boing
In Seattle's Green Lake neighborhood, a local with a wicked sense of humor has taken planning into his/her own hands, posting a plan to turn an empty eyesore of a lot into a public park.
Aug 21, 2011   Boing Boing
Toronto artist Caroline Macfarlane found a rusted bicycle that had been locked to a bike rack for a very long time. She decided to make it into art, painting the whole bike neon pink and adding a basket of flowers. The city responded by fining her.
Jun 3, 2011   Boing Boing
Maggie Koerth-Baker digs into the history of monorails, and finds examples in the United States as early as 1876.
May 19, 2011   Boing Boing
The Australian documentary series Dateline examines the enormous and unprecedented property bubble building in China [video].
Apr 20, 2011   Boing Boing
Public domain activist Carl Malamud explains in this brief talk why he believes building, fire and safety codes should be taken out of the hands of the private companies that distribute them and made publicly accessible.
Oct 25, 2010   Boing Boing
A group in Detroit has begun an effort to sell of one-inch parcels of land in the city for $1.
Oct 13, 2010   Boing Boing
<em>Boing Boing</em> interviews author and futurist Bruce Sterling about global cities and how vastly expanding urban scale is not necessarily a problem.
Jun 15, 2010   Boing Boing