July 25, 2017, 5am PDT
Tourists are often drawn to downtown museums, sightseeing tours, and high-end restaurants. But if these travelers want to truly understand a city’s full story, they may need to take a bit of a detour.
February 28, 2016, 7am PST
The Likeways app offers a "Space Recommender System" that aims to return serendipity to the process of navigating a city.
January 21, 2016, 8am PST
Sometimes, city walks can mean more than just getting from place to place. Author and book critic David Ulin discusses his favorite accounts of that rich experience.
July 9, 2015, 10am PDT
Search engines and mobile apps are becoming increasingly localized and personalized, providing recommendations based on who and where we are. These changes have the potential to impact our cities by encouraging people to broaden their experiences.
January 10, 2013, 12pm PST
Some of the most popular apps - from Google Maps to Yelp - let you take the guesswork out of planning your urban agenda. But for those that still want to experience the delight of spontaneous discovery, a new generation of app will help you get lost.
June 2, 2011, 9am PDT
Urban explorer and urban ethnographer Bradley L. Garrett argues that the act of urban exploration has become increasingly misunderstood, and misinterpreted through the lens of a recent popular fascination with ruin fetishism.
January 6, 2011, 5am PST
A new video features urban explorer Steve Duncan as he adventures in the abandoned subway tunnels beneath New York City.
December 28, 2010, 11am PST
Urban explorer dsankt offers an in-depth look inside abandoned sections of the Metro system of Paris.