In Beijing, an illegal mountain was built atop a 26 story high-rise

In Canada, renovations cause a headache for most home-owners. Oftentimes, you need a permit to reclad your house, to replace your... Read More

Nextdoor: Social Media for Neighbourhoods

Most cities, especially those in Canada, are comprised of many neighbourhoods. Oftentimes, our neighbourhoods are as important to us... Read More

From urban billboard to affordable housing

In Canadian cities, mammoth-like, urban advertising billboards are a common fixture. However, they are as well in Belgium. We know... Read More

“Points”: The most advanced sign on earth

What if street signs knew where we wanted to go? What if they could even point us in the right direction? Brooklyn-based design... Read More

Interesting maps. Historical maps. BIG maps.

Introducing the BIG Map Blog. The curator (known only as the 59 kind) of the collection/blog, is an enthusiast of cartography and... Read More

Futuristic Skytran mass transit soon to be in Tel Aviv

Described by its developers as ‘the jetsons made into real life’, this innovative new system of personal rapid transit... Read More

Visualizing Portland’s age in seductive, coloured maps

A brilliant map created by Portland resident, Justin Palmer, shows the colour-coded ages of 544,033 buildings in the Portland metro... Read More

Dutch streets that eat urban air pollution

To maintain the theme of appreciating innovative dutch city building after last week’s post, we are continuing with another... Read More

Umbrella-canopy created over a Portugese street

The city of Agueda, Portugal has, for a second time, decorated a handful of popular shopping streets with colorful canopies of... Read More

Dutch highways will soon glow in the dark

Daan Roosegaarde, from Studio Roosegaarde in the Netherlands, has been busy in the past year unveiling new smart-road infrastructure... Read More