urbanism

Smart Cities

How an Old Industrial Ship Yard Created 7,000 New Jobs

Brooklyn Navy Yard President and CEO David Ehrenberg tells Motherboard how his non-profit reclaimed an industrial workspace and updated it for the 21st century.
Samantha Cole
5.28.17
After Dark

Amsterdam Has a 'Night Mayor' and He's Not Here Just to Party

Motherboard sat down with Mirik Milan, the original Night Mayor, to discuss why a vibrant nightlife integral to a successful city.
Grennan Milliken
5.27.17
music videos

Beijing Cyberpunk Artist Gives a Dazzling Look into a Posthuman Future

Major 'Ghost in the Shell' vibes abound in Howie Lee's new music video, "Four Seas 四海."
Emerson Rosenthal
5.7.17
Photography

Fog Is Nature’s Filter in Stunning Nighttime Photos of San Francisco

Photographer Kyle Kim goes #NoFilter with 'The Foggy Night' photo series.
DJ Pangburn
4.18.17
video art

New Subcultures Surface in the Future-Dystopian Films of Liam Young

Love and freedom are explored in ‘New Romance,’ three new films by the speculative architect and filmmaker.
DJ Pangburn
4.14.17
speculative design

Brave New Britain? One Architecture Student Reimagined the UK's Spectacular Future

Detailed and humorous architectural illustrations imagine what this brave new capital might look like.
Kevin Holmes
3.6.17
humans of the year

Deb Socia Wants Your City's Internet to Not Suck

The executive director of Next Century Cities is leading a coalition to promote municipal broadband.
Nicholas Deleon
2.3.17
Art

Postcards from the End of an American Era

History hits a wall at Michael St. John's 14th solo show in New York, 'These Days; Leaves of Grass,' at Andrea Rosen Gallery.
Emerson Rosenthal
12.22.16
Features

How Real Estate Trends and Zoning Bylaws Are Threatening Canadian Nightlife

From Vancouver to Halifax, we talk to city planning experts to find out the challenges facing clubs and venues.
Benjamin Boles
9.16.16
Film

It’s MTV Cribs, Except It’s Shot by Teens in the South Bronx Projects

'South Bronx Cribs' showcases the homes of people living in the projects—and lets them tell their own stories.
Taylor Lindsay
9.7.16
Art

These Are the Hidden Buildings You Won't See in Amsterdam

Our architecture writer, Mark Minkjan, was sick in bed for a day and decided to search for hidden buildings and stories in Google Earth.
Mark Minkjan
8.2.16
Art

'Ghost' Photo Series Captures Energy in an Abandoned Building at Dawn

Photographer Laura Weyl and artist The Oracle visited an empty factory after a blizzard and exposed the magic within.
Francesca Capossela
7.14.16
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