Archived Articles: urban

Lights Out: Hong Kong Bans Iconic Neon Signs from City Streets

In an effort criticized by local businesses as well as global visitors, Hong Kong has deemed neon signage illegal and is ramping up its systematic removal of ...

City Lab: World’s Largest Urban Simulator Spans 26 Square Miles

It will be a brand-new, from-scratch American city like any other, with urban, suburban, exurban and rural zones dotted with houses, malls, power plants, ...

Liberty City: Inside an Urban Governmental Drone Test Complex

If you have ever wondered how and where the Department Homeland Security evaluates drones for real-world applications, this Freedom of Information Act request ...

City Museum: Abandoned Warehouse Full of Caves, Rides & Slides

Somewhere between a huge funhouse, playground and circus, the City Museum of St. Louis may be the most entertaining and interactive urban architectural ...

Robot City: Entire Fake Town Built to Test Driverless Vehicles

Opening this week, Mcity is a completely artificial village for self-driving cars, bringing the future of automobiles back to Michigan, the historical home of ...

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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Raised Runways: Airplane Paths Lifted Above Downtown Streets

Airports take up vast amounts of valuable real estate in and around urban areas, but what if we could get to and from planes faster, make takeoffs and landings ...

Unread: 12 Abandoned Inner City Newsstands

Once vital fixtures of the urban milieu, these inner city newsstands were abandoned by an information society evolving away from portable print media.

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Triangle Tower Approved: First New Paris Skyscraper in 42 Years

At nearly 600 feet (180 meters) tall, this structure was narrowly granted permission to be the first skyscraper to grace the Parisian skyline in nearly half a ...

Instant Cities: 3D-Print Your Favorite NYC Blocks on Demand

We are accustomed to being able to click a few buttons and get 2D prints of cities, blocks or buildings, and now a new web app allows you to create your own 3D ...

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