July 23, 2015, 8am PDT
It's easier to install bike lanes when the country is run by a dictator.
May 21, 2014, 9am PDT
Leaded gasoline is still sold in Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Myanmar, North Korea, and Yemen. Most think that the brain-damaging additive was banned in the U.S in 1995, but not for 167,000 piston-engined aircraft that use leaded aviation fuel.
August 3, 2013, 1pm PDT
Middlemen, private jets, communication blackouts: providing design services to the world's most reclusive regime isn't easy. Mark Byrnes describes how one architecture and planning firm was selected to redesign North Korea's airports.
June 16, 2012, 7am PDT
A new guidebook to the architecture and culture of the North Korean capital comes in two handy volumes -- censored and illicit. Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan has the details.
December 23, 2011, 7am PST
Images from "The Atlantic Cities" offer a glimpse into the architectural landscape of Kim Jong-Il's dictatorship in North Korea.
November 27, 2008, 5am PST
The demilitarized zone dividing North and South Korea has become one of the world's most important wildlife conservation sites.
The Christian Science Monitor
July 26, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>After a 16-year hiatus, construction has resumed on a gigantic North Korean hotel that some architects and engineers fear is so poorly built that it will never be occupied.</p>