Urban Planet: Cultural museum in China reflects Islamic architecture

The Yinchuan Exhibition Center in northwestern China fuses traditional Chinese architecture with Islamic motifs. The five story 25,302... Read More

Urban Planet: Boston packs up City Hall in truck to go

Boston City Hall has decided to take their services on the road. This truck—which used to be a SWAT vehicle—has been transformed to... Read More

Urban Planet: ‘Brussels Express’ documents difficulties for bike couriers in a world built for cars

Watch this documentary about what it is like for a group of bike couriers – who literally started from scratch – in one of... Read More

Urban Planet: Report calls for examination of American funding for suburban sprawl

A report by Smart Growth America is calling for an examination of federal real estate spending. Currently the American government... Read More

Urban Planet: Romania is growing green sustainable cities

Since 2007, when they joined the European Union, Romania has been pushing towards greener, more sustainable cities. Urban... Read More

Urban Planet: New York rolls out wayfinding signs

New York City’s transportation commission has installed maps across the city to promote businesses and pedestrian activity... Read More

Urban Planet: Art structure made of bicycles

It took 760 bicycles stacked on top of each other to create this massive art structure. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei produced the stunning... Read More

Urban Planet: Introducing Wendy the smog-eater

This giant spiky blue pavilion, known as Wendy, is making its rounds to showcase how architecture can stretch the limits, ignite the... Read More

Urban Planet: NASA-NOAA cities at night

Check out these stunning space visuals of sprawling city lights etching their way across the earth. Scientists from NASA and NOAA are... Read More

Urban Planet: Soda bottle lights

In low income communities across the globe, natural light is often unavailable in windowless homes crowded together under corrugated... Read More