Humor

July 18, 2015, 5am PDT
Route Fifty created a ranking system to judge the "gravitas" of each of the avenues in the nation's capital named after the 50 states in the Union.
Route Fifty
July 12, 2015, 7am PDT
The game is called INFRA—the action is set in a city where corruption in the private and public sectors has left the city on the brink of collapse.
CityLab
July 1, 2015, 11am PDT
Alaska's 11.30 cents per-gallon gas tax, lowest in the United States, increases today for the first time in 45 years. As of July 1, the tax increases to 12.25 cents. Yes, by less than a penny. Percentage wise, though, it looks bigger: 8.4 percent.
Planetizen
June 19, 2015, 6am PDT
CityLab stages a humorous competition for the location of a likely-to-go-horribly-wrong tourist attraction.
CityLab
June 12, 2015, 2pm PDT
Henry Melcher reports on a humorous response to the new renderings revealed for the future 2 WTC tower (also the future home of 21st Century Fox and News Corp), designed by Bjarke Ingels Group.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 12, 2015, 5am PDT
The Onion provides a new take on the "San Francisco is over" quip that has been a popular reaction to the rising cost of housing in the City by the Bay.
The Onion
May 29, 2015, 5am PDT
Pop quiz hotshot: can you name the city by looking at silhouettes of their skylines?
The Washington Post
May 15, 2015, 5am PDT
The Onion provides a fake dispatch from a city that wants lobster roll stands and high-end noodle bars on every corner, like now.
The Onion
May 8, 2015, 5am PDT
A McSweeney's post satirizes the obfuscations and euphemisms of public transit system announcements by finally putting things in brutally frank terms.
McSweeny's
April 10, 2015, 7am PDT
Satire is supposed to make us uncomfortable. A recent totally fake news report imagining hit-and-run technology for self-driving cars (called the "Culpability-Evasion System") definitely succeeded there.
The Onion
April 1, 2015, 2pm PDT
The politicking and positioning over who will control the destiny of the land and infrastructure of the country never ends. It's like a dance. Or a tournament.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2015, 1pm PDT
A new study from the Rational Assumptions think tank provides a completely unsurprising prognostication regarding the future of the oil market.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2015, 12pm PDT
Tesla has revealed the specs on the Tesla-P, a new model that will be sure to excite the public realm-conscious urbanite.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2015, 11am PDT
Last night's edition of the Family Feud gave starchitects a pop culture moment.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2015, 10am PDT
Coming soon to theaters near you: Academy Award Winner Matthew McConaughey portrays an upstart urban planner who learns to throw away the old code and embrace uncertainty.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2015, 9am PDT
Microsoft announced a big update to the Word spell check dictionary today to include the constantly evolving and often incomprehensible language of planning.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2015, 8am PDT
You know them when you see them—they're the ones ready to suck the winds out of your sails and set you back at least a month, but probably more, of good work and high morale.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2015, 6am PDT
Test your knowledge of discretionary infrastructure funding mechanisms and one of golf's most famous figures with this pop quiz.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2015, 5am PDT
With the Bertha tunneling-boring machine stuck in the mud under Seattle for more than a year, officials turned to a politician known for his ability to stop transportation in its tracks.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
March 27, 2015, 10am PDT
You are surrounded by parking lots and pavement so vast you can see the curvature of the Earth.
Better Cities & Towns