urban planning

The Burnout and Escapism Issue

Our Cities are Designed for Loneliness

Our built environment is not working in our favor. Urban planners want to change that.
Ankita Rao
12.11.18
Art

Pops of Rainbow Color on Metal and Wood Sculptures Spin a Tale of Environmental Exploitation

Conceptual artist Arne Quinze interprets mankind’s ecological destruction.
Diana Shi
2.4.17
Design

How Playgrounds Became Art Spaces in the 20th Century

Explore the history of the 20th century playground in ‘The Playground Project: From New York to Moscow.’
DJ Pangburn
1.11.17
Design

This Museum Experience Lets You Redesign New York City

An interactive simulation game provides an introduction to urban planning at Museum of the City of New York.
Beverly Bryan
11.26.16
Art

Arts and Arcology Pave the Way for Desert Experiment Arcosanti

Architect Jeff Stein, artist Doug Aitken, and musician and co-founder Zach Tetreault gather for FORM Arcosanti, an intimate desert music festival in its third year.
Charlie Schmidlin
5.19.16
Gallery

These Vintage Photos Show a Colourful Side of Communism

Andrei Beşliu runs The Communist Vaslui project, which restores old archival photos and videos from the heyday of Vaslui in Eastern Romania.
Various photographers, text by Mihai Popescu
4.8.16
Stuff

How Burglars Hack Architecture to Commit Crimes and Take Advantage of Cities

A new book takes a look at our everyday urban environments through the eyes of the criminals aiming to hack them.
Patrick Lyons
4.3.16
Stuff

How Activist Jane Jacobs Changed the Way the World Thinks About Cities

The story of how a woman derided by critics as "crazy dame" became the most important urban thinker of the 20th century.
Annalies Winny
3.11.16
News

Could a Real Estate Development Save New York from Climate Change?

Building our way out of this mess has a certain twisted appeal.
Matt Taylor
5.28.14
Design

2,500-Years Of Vertical Living: A Brief History Of The Urban Highrise

The NY Times and the National Film Board of Canada team-up for immersive series on cities.
Bogar Alonso
10.8.13