Reject your Mental Map Oversimplifications.
Walking is rarer in the U.S. compared to similar nations. It is also deadlier: Nearly 7,500 pedestrians were killed in 2021.
Burj Al Babas may one day be full of wealthy vacationers, but for now it’s a ghost town in the center of Turkey.
Parking lots are about one-fifth of all land in U.S. city centers, making them "easy to get to, but not worth arriving at."
Quelle horreur! Paris isn't just a 15-minute city; it's a five-minute city.
3D-printing robots are being used to build a 100-home housing development in the US state of Texas.
The typical car is parked 95% of the time.
How to separate the reality from the conspiracy theory.
Was it the enormous magnitude of the quake, or is the problem with the buildings?
While cities drive national economic growth, their political geography means they cannot effectively deal with inequality, poverty, and other socioeconomic problems.
“My dad asked me if I had been to tutoring and I lied… Then he showed me the tablet."
The larger truth on the streets is that no one uses just one drug anymore.
There are nearly 100 towns named "Troy."
Break into London Zoo? Illegal, but it would improve the London Circle Walk
Video cameras on city streets are only the most visible way your movements can be tracked.
The architecture and infrastructure found may well have required the greatest amount of skilled labor of any construction from the same time period in the entire continent.
Can Detroit get its comeback right?
Here's what the weather phenomenon baking large parts of the country actually means.
One home was printed in 28 hours. Now, Alquist 3D is building 200 more.
The last time the population shrank was during the great famine of 1959-61.
At least 33 cities are sinking by more than 1 cm a year.
An effect called the "urban heat island" means that temperatures are often 10 degrees higher in cities, according to NASA.
The Hyperloop is physically possible, but engineering challenges will make its construction very difficult. Also, accidents would be catastrophic.
In 100 years, perhaps this map showing humanity clustering around the equator will seem “so 21st century.”