WebUrbanist is a city-centric, visual-oriented online publication about art, design and built environments. Our compliment of veteran authors cover global stories about architecture, technology, travel and more.

Founded in 2007, WebUrbanist has had over 100,000,000 visitors to date, averaging 1,000,000 visitors a month. External rankings include: Alexa top 25K, Technorati top 500 and Google PageRank 6. The site also has over 500,000 RSS subscribers and email subscribers.


Instead of a deluge of daily blog-style content, our focus is on quality over quantity, engagement over frequency – we work to find the most innovative, compelling and cutting-edge designs and ideas. We pack pieces with extensive links, images and information. Given our careful editorial curation, we hope you will enjoy the latest from WebUrbanist each and every time you open your inbox, click into your feed reader or visit the site.


WebUrbanist has been covered by various major media outlets and blogs including The Guardian, The BBCCNN, NPR, TIME, Gawker, Gizmodo, FOX, MSNBC, BuzzFeed, WebWare, Pronet, The MyBlogLog Blog, Wired, Mental Floss, Neatorama, Dark Roasted Blend and Deputy Dog.

Our articles have also been featured on the front pages of social news sites including Reddit, Digg, Metafilter, SlashDot, StumbleUpon, Fark and Pinterest. Executive Editor Kurt Kohlstedt has presented on panels in New York, Minneapolis and in the Highlands of Scotland and has been interviewed by Philadelphia UniversityUncoveriesDomainShaneScribol and others.


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Design & Development:

Kurt KohlstedtFounder, urbanist and de facto CEO, Kurt works on everything from editorial direction to advertising management and design development. He also likes to stay in the game by regularly writing articles, which is what got him started in the first place.

Mike Waggoner: Our lead technologist, Mike, works with Duck Brigade (designers of the current site layout) to handle everything from day-to-day disasters, hosting, page speed and load balancing issues to ongoing site design and development.

Current Authors:

Kurt Kohlstedt: Our steadfast switch-hitter, Kurt Kohlstedt tackles all kinds of subjects and started the classic and ongoing 7 Wonders of the World series. His other articles address topics from abandoned placesto adaptive reuse, amazing tree houses to uncanny skyscraper farms, floating utopian designs to reused military sea forts, recycled furniture to trash art, and geek graffiti to shopdropping and droplifting.

SA Rogers: The resident renaissance woman of Webist, SA has covered every possible subject matter under the sun including daring digital design, lovely inverted logos, abstract computer art as well as amazing apartments, recycled architecture and innovative urbanism.

Steve Levenstein: A stellar writer and amazing researcher, Steve has brought an twist of creative humor into the mix with articles on geek cake designs and brilliant book artists, extreme house boat designs and real-life nanotechnology applications, dramatic guerrilla marketing campaigns and steampunk art and fashion. Steve can also be found writing away about insane news and inventions of Japan over at InventorSpot.