Manhattan is getting a $150M 'stairway to nowhere'
September 22, 2016, 3:48 p.m. by Matt Hickman
At $60K per step, the scalable sculpture's price tag is steep even by NYC standards.
NYC turns to recycled toilets to revive its once-thriving oyster population
September 9, 2016, 2:56 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Crushed commodes provide a new breeding ground for the beneficial bivalves.
The mysterious case of Paris' disappearing house sparrows
September 1, 2016, 10 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Cellphones, cats — and now, gentrification — have all been blamed for a decline in these winged Parisian fixtures.
The ambitious plan to 're-stitch' Atlanta's urban core
August 24, 2016, 11:45 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Long-severed downtown and Midtown Atlanta are reunited in a bold interstate-capping redevelopment pitch.
Making the case for a permanent home for the Olympic Games
August 4, 2016, 7:03 a.m. by Matt Hickman
With all eyes on Rio, many wonder if the tradition of selecting Olympic host cities needs to end.
Could the charter cities concept lift poor nations out of poverty?
July 26, 2016, 7:10 a.m. by Starre Vartan
Yes, it's like modern colonialism, but one economist insists it will work and points to Hong Kong as proof.
Manhattan's underground park may finally see the light of day
July 19, 2016, 9 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Designed to bring greenery to the bowels of New York City, the Lowline receives an enthusiastic go-ahead from City Hall.
Rooftop tiny houses offer freedom, flexibility and fantastic views
July 8, 2016, 4:10 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Berlin startup Cabin Spacey has a clever idea for the city's unused rooftops.