Urban Planet: Bicycle Anecdotes from Amsterdam

Amsterdam may be seen as a cyclist’s utopia today, but it wasn’t always so. Around the midway point of the century, the Dutch were... Read More

Urban Planet: Scenes from the NYC subway system in the ’80s

Think your daily commute on public transit is rough? In these shots of the NYC subway system, photographer Bruce Davidson gives a... Read More

Urban Planet: Asphalt that heals itself (with a little help)

Porous asphalt can reduce noise pollution and flooding because its low density makes it very absorbent. But there’s a downside... Read More

Affordable housing or a recipe for claustrophobia? Canadian company developing $28,000 ‘micro home’

Home ownership financially out of reach? A Vancouver-based company is planning a 100-square-foot solution: the Nomad Micro Home... Read More

Urban Planet: With the switch of a wheel, FlyKly converts bicycles into e-bikes

Most any bicycle can be converted into an e-bike with the FlyKly Smart Wheel, a prototype currently the basis of a Kickstarter... Read More

Urban Planet: This is what happens when architects play with LEGO

Architects from three world-class firms recently returned to their childhoods to take part in a LEGO experiment. The experiment, which... Read More

Urban Planet: No key? No problem with the BitLock bike lock

A new bike lock lets cyclists use their smartphones as keys. BitLock, a prototype from Mesh Motion Inc., uses a proximity sensor to... Read More

LEGO toys with modernism

Building blocks aren’t just child’s play when it comes to the LEGO Architecture Studio. The popular toymaker’s grown-up set lets... Read More