An NYC exhibit imagines driverless buses and mobile medical units resembling Popemobiles. Will 'autonomous vehicles' really make our cities safer, cleaner, and less congested?
Will Doig is a journalist covering urban development. He has been an editor at the Open Society Foundations, Next City, Salon, and The Daily Beast. He lives in New York City. High-Speed Empire is his first book.
Whole towns in this stretch of North American prairie have been abandoned, just waiting for somebody with the resolve to enter places intuition tells you would best be left alone.
‘If you build it, they will come’ seems to be China's thinking as it constructs whole cities on artificial islands in Malaysia that resemble instant Chinatowns.
Khin Maung Htwe is conducting a one-man crusade to revive a centuries-old form of theater that was once a keystone of the Burmese art scene.
Exorbitant rents, the rise of Brooklyn, lazy millennials. NYC is having its worst year in restaurant closures, and only one thing is certain: its epicurean reign is in trouble.
At their convention, Girls Scouts USA is facing a split between traditional and modern—should its young members be campfire-building, or debating female body image?
Christian Rudder knows who’s been bad or good, and he really knows who’s lying about who they are and what they want. And he has the numbers to prove it.
Three planes have been forced to divert because of fights over reclining seats. So why not keep all passengers in the ‘upright position’ when they fly?
With virtually no dairy industry of their own making it, the Chinese have suddenly discovered the deliciousness of American cheese. The cheddar-y revolution has only just begun.
A new book about Victorian-era London reminds us that unregulated, disorderly places grow into great metropolises.