Archived Articles: cities

Disused 15-Mile Railway to Become Country-Wide Park in Singapore

An ambitious infrastructure conversion project in Singapore will turn 15 miles of a abandoned rail corridor into a continuous mixed-use trail-and-park system ...

Building Up Iraq: World’s Tallest Skyscraper Planned for Basra

An ambitious proposal for a country in turmoil, this 3,780-foot building would be not only the tallest in the world but also taller than all structures ...

Urban Ant Farm: Colony Encouraged to Hack City of Glass & Sand

In this Urban Ant City installation, hundreds of Spanish ants were set loose in a scale model of Rotterdam, allowed to navigate the existing street and carve ...

Phantom City: Thousands Spot Towers Floating in the Clouds

When thousands of residents of the Chinese cities of Jiangxi and Foshan reported seeing a ‘floating city’ in the clouds earlier this month, theories ...

Amazing Aerial Photos of LA and NYC Reveal Urban Geometry

No matter how far and often you might wander around your city, there’s one way you most likely never get to experience it: from above. Approached from ...

Traffic Chop: 8 Creative Stencils for Dedicated Traffic Lanes

Seems everyone wants their own dedicated traffic lane these days... and it seems they're getting them! Is white line fever taking over your neighborhood?

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Hilltop Village: Mini Neighborhood Tops a Green-Walled Store

Fittingly enough for a city that’s all about sprawl, this hilltop village concept for Los Angeles combines residential and retail functions in a way that ...

Fantastic Cities: 48-Page Urban Coloring Book Made for Adults

Coloring books are no longer just for kids, as this one designed for adult colorists illustrates in beautiful black and white. Showing urban scenes both real ...

Sustainable Food in the City: 10 Smart Urban Farm Designs

The world’s largest indoor farm has already proven just how amazingly successful food production can be outside of standard agricultural setups, and ...

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London Bridge: 12 Contenders Including ‘Flaming Mouth of Hades’

Some of the concepts submitted for the new Nine Elms to Pimlico pedestrian bridge in London are rather – well – pedestrian, while others are so ...

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