21 hours ago
The Onion burns Elon Musk in a totally fake news story (really) about a bad day for the billionaire.
February 16, 2018, 5am PST
In this fake, satirical article, The Onion imagines that the MTA has finally had enough complaints about service failures and overcrowding on the New York subway. Vulgarities ensue.
February 2, 2018, 5am PST
The Onion is back at it again, this time satirizing society's interest in self-driving cars with a new concept: the carless driver.
November 17, 2017, 8am PST
The Onion is probably trolling the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration more than bike riders with this one.
November 17, 2017, 5am PST
The lengths to which cities have gone, or will go, in their bids to attract the second headquarters for Amazon has produced a cottage industry of media coverage. Satire from The Onion follows that trail to its most explosive of possible ends.
October 27, 2017, 6am PDT
The Onion is satire, so we'll never know if Jeff Bezos felt sorry for any of the cities wasting time and money on a pitch to win Amazon's second headquarters.
October 20, 2017, 5am PDT
You know the bumper sticker. It's the one that begins with the words "How's My Driving?" and ends with a 1-800 number.
August 4, 2017, 6am PDT
The Onion's always-sardonic "American Voices" feature allows some totally fake people to respond to Honolulu's recent decision to make it illegal to text while crossing the street on foot.
July 21, 2017, 5am PDT
Actually-fake-news site The Onion got a few burns on the world of planning this week. One article satirized the nation's inaction over the state of its infrastructure. The other hit the Brookings Institute where it hurts: the policy recommendations.
June 30, 2017, 5am PDT
Satirical news site The Onion lambastes (in familiar fashion) the gig economy—i.e., the euphemism applied to the side jobs and revenue sources offered by transportation network companies like Uber and short-term rental companies like Airbnb.
June 2, 2017, 5am PDT
A totally fake news story from the fake news site The Onion reports the fake news that the National Trust for Historic Preservation is leading an effort to demolish Donald Trump's boyhood home.
May 5, 2017, 5am PDT
The satirical website takes on the darling of community and economic development: the local craft brew industry.
March 24, 2017, 5am PDT
The satirical site The Onion produces a set of totally invented, not-to-be-rusted safety tips for riding a bike in cities. We're not sure whether to laugh or cry.
October 7, 2016, 5am PDT
Imagine a built environment that starts from a central location of Scottsdale, Arizona, sprawling outwards until it covers 70 percent of all land on Earth.
September 30, 2016, 6am PDT
The satirical website The Onion once again casts its gaze on the habits of cyclists.
August 12, 2016, 5am PDT
The satirical site The Onion took a break from a busy week lampooning the Olympics to sets its sights on the tiny house movement.
June 17, 2016, 6am PDT
The Onion is back to satirizing the built environment, this time with a kind of philosophy of despair.
March 25, 2016, 10am PDT
Reading The Onion's latest satire of the built environment is a bit like the experience it describes: watching as a crane moves a large object on a construction site, otherwise known as being easily distracted by harmless fun.
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.
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.