Archived Articles: urban

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 ...

Inner City Visions: 12 Eye-Opening Urban Eye Charts

Have no illusions, these awesome urban optical eye charts test not only your vision but the varied ways in which we visualize the world around us.

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Future of Wayfinding: Augmented Reality for Urban Bicyclists

Using augmented reality highlights, hints and cues to guide bikers through complex city paths and streets, this conceptual system addresses issues of ...

Growing Up: NYC Rooftop Farm Supports 1,200,000 Pounds of Soil

Brooklyn Grange is behind the two largest rooftop soil farms in the world, together growing 50,000 pounds of organic produce per year from 108,000 combined ...

Urban Melodies: Multiple-Exposure Street Scenes Remix Cities

Capturing the cacophony of urban life, this series of superimposed photographs renders local phenomena, regional monuments and international architecture ...

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