Humor

December 4, 2015, 6am PST
The City of Ottawa (Canada) has produced an animated video to engage the public as it goes about reviewing its minimum parking standards, some of which date back to the 1960s.
City of Ottawa
Blog post
December 2, 2015, 7am PST
I've gathered some of the best here, field tested by my boys who have grown up a little since I last made a list like this in 2010, to help you with your holiday shopping list.
Chris Steins
November 27, 2015, 5am PST
The more project proposals change, the more the opposition stays the same—right?
Austin On Your Feet
November 26, 2015, 5am PST
Don't worry; we're not mentioning belts to make you feel too guilty to enjoy today's meal.
Vox
November 20, 2015, 5am PST
Nielsen Scarborough released new market data this week that revealed the cities with the highest percentage of single women who live along with at least one cat.
The Seattle Times
November 17, 2015, 8am PST
A unique landmark has been eradicated, at least temporarily. The Gum Wall located in Post Alley of the Seattle Pike Place Market, has been stripped of its sticky essence.
King 5 News
November 6, 2015, 7am PST
A retailer in Liverpool has installed a new 'fast track' pedestrian lane outside its store to separate the slow from the hurried.
CityLab
November 6, 2015, 5am PST
Gentrification has been described as the end of the world before. But not like this.
McSweeney's
October 31, 2015, 9am PDT
Depending on your opinion, hoverboards are some combination of expensive, annoying, or futuristically cool. Maybe these costume ideas will help you sort out your feelings on the matter?
Fusion
October 31, 2015, 7am PDT
The editors at CityLab got creative in conjuring up some urbanism-themed costume ideas. They'll even help you decide which works for you.
CityLab
October 30, 2015, 7am PDT
The online customer review platform Yelp and the New York public transit system: A match made in heaven?
CityLab
October 23, 2015, 2pm PDT
Take everything you know about the design and planning of Silicon Valley's corporate offices—but replace tech with pancakes.
The Onion
October 21, 2015, 12pm PDT
Reflection on the education provided by the irreverent game called Cards Against Urbanity has led the game's creators to create a new, less snarky version of the game.
Next City
October 9, 2015, 6am PDT
Did you know there's a place called Point No Point, in Hansville, Washington? It's quite pretty, actually, but is that reason enough to go there?
Quartz
October 9, 2015, 5am PDT
The most shocking thing about the recent episode of South Park, "The City Part of Town," was that it took Cartman and company so long to poke fun at the effects of gentrification.
Fusion
September 27, 2015, 9am PDT
The Onion notes the effusive compassion of Pope Francis by imaging that his trip to the United States this week included an act of healing for the nation's infrastructure.
The Onion
September 25, 2015, 5am PDT
The streets of New York lived up to their infamous reputation this week with two viral videos that seemed almost too perfect.
The New Yorker
September 22, 2015, 7am PDT
Yes, the world of urban planning will soon get a star turn of epic proportions—as the focus of an opera currently in development and scheduled to debut in New York City in 2017.
Governing
September 18, 2015, 5am PDT
The satirical site The Onion has been consistently roasting the contemporary conversation about urban living.
The Onion
September 4, 2015, 6am PDT
The only thing as ubiquitous as love letters are break up letters. Now it's even easier to break up with your city, using real data from the U.S. Census.
Tiny Subversions