February 10, 2012, 2pm PST
John Metcalfe reports on an advertising campaign appearing at bus stops across the UK featuring a fiberglass potato sculpture and a mysterious odor emitting button.
February 5, 2012, 9am PST
Chalder Burr, GQ's scent critic ranks the top ten most fragrant cities in the world.
February 3, 2012, 2pm PST
On the eve of the Super Bowl, Richard Florida attempts to answer one of the most critical debates concerning metropolitan vitality today -- which is the superior sports town: Boston or New York?
January 27, 2012, 2pm PST
A new theme park dedicated to all things Napoleon has been proposed for the area south of Paris by former French minister and history buff Yves Jégo, and is being touted as a rival to Disneyland, reports Henry Samuel.
January 20, 2012, 2pm PST
The Daily News does its best to, ahem, "cover" this year's version of the annual New York City "No Pants Subway Ride." Beware, potentially NSFW.
December 23, 2011, 2pm PST
The planners at Hogle-Ireland have developed a handy set of Holiday Design Guidelines, including Minimum Chimney Access Requirements and Sleigh Parking and Access Standards.
December 17, 2011, 9am PST
Writing in Grist, Chuck Wolfe provides a counterintuitive look at what to do about potholes and how they could become "the universal darlings of walkable urbanism".
December 16, 2011, 2pm PST
NPR reports on NYC's new set of hilarious Haiku traffic street signs, that are meant to make drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians more aware when sharing the street.
November 23, 2011, 6am PST
McGill University planning students have built a cake replica of the neighborhood surrounding the Vendome Metro station in order to get residents to discuss the impacts of the construction and opening of a nearby "superhospital."
November 21, 2011, 2pm PST
Heavy rains Sunday afternoon exacerbated a subsiding roadway in the L.A. suburb of San Pedro, leaving gaping holes and exposing plumbing and other infrastructure housed beneath the street.
November 4, 2011, 2pm PDT
The new edition of the Grand Theft Auto series will parody LA, including its idiosyncratic planning landscape, which will feature avaricious developers, activist NIMBYs, and a oceanside dwelling starchitect.
October 31, 2011, 12pm PDT
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that HBO is working with Oliver Stone on a biopic of New York's famous master planner.
October 21, 2011, 4pm PDT
One of the bedrocks of the Vancouver city-building story, which we often refer to as "the most important decision Vancouver ever made", was the dramatic rejection of inner city freeways in the late 60's/early 70's. This left our city frequently referenced as the only major North America city without a freeway. That decision led us down the very different and counter-intuitive path for livability, mobility, inner city density and urbanism that has come to be referred to as "the Vancouver Model".
October 14, 2011, 1pm PDT
A new GM ad implies that bikes aren't a sexy mode of transport for college kids.
October 13, 2011, 8am PDT
A Colorado man has put up a sign warning potential buyers about activities that occur at his house.
The Denver Post via 9 News
October 7, 2011, 2pm PDT
Doyle Redland reports on the accidental new construction, which has galvanized both sides of the preservation vs. access argument.
September 23, 2011, 6am PDT
Part of this week's Urban Design Week in New York City, design duo Original Champions of Design present three solutions to a weak wayfinding system currently in place in the city's subways.
September 16, 2011, 1pm PDT
The President went out of his way to support Solyndra's cutting-edge solar technology. When the company declares bankruptcy this week, Jon Stewart anticipates the gaffes by Obama's opposition in a very funny segment on The Daily Show.
September 2, 2011, 2pm PDT
Before polar bear there was Captain Planet. This laugh-out-loud video of actor Don Cheadle as the cartoon superhero evokes the old adage: Be careful what you wish for.
August 26, 2011, 2pm PDT
CBS News compiles in a photo slideshow of dating site OkCupid's list of the top 10 cities with the highest percentage of "casual sex seekers."