iOS app Android app

Streets

Notes From a Dive Bar XXVI

Alan Black | Posted 08.31.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

But who can sleep? Not Mac, who helps sweep up at closing. He lives in a hotel with cockroaches and other bugs that go crawly in the night. On to his chest. He sleeps with cotton wool in his ears.

On the Streets with Omar Robles

Brad Hobbs | Posted 08.18.2015 | Arts
Brad Hobbs

If you are on Instagram, chances are you may have come across the amazing visuals from New York based photographer Omar Robles. After his recent ...

Greening Our Streets

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 06.05.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

While enabling cars to move around is not unimportant, I applaud those leaders who are also directing our attention -- and the attention of public departments of transportation -- back to people, to streets as not just conveyances but also destinations, places to linger on foot, as places of beauty, as places whose look and feel greatly define what it means to be in a particular community, why one city differs from another.

Urban Edges and How to Define the Spaces Beyond

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 06.07.2015 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

Today's urbanist may also see a future gondola station, a walkable destination, or the potential for sustaining natural pockets amid the built environment.  But what compels such vision? I'll take a leap of faith here, in order to put a modern gloss on the human imagination that conceived the edge of the earth in Italy, long ago.

Streets for People, Freeways, and a Spectacular Solution

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Fortunately, there is a burgeoning trend here in the US to replace aging freeways with boulevards, which have been shown to move traffic just as well while creating rather than diminishing value.

The World's Strangest Streets

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.04.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Whether you're hailing a toboggan or putting on your walking shoes, take a trip down the world's strangest streets.

Why the 'Finesse of the Avenue' Is What Cities Need

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 12.07.2014 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

While Cassis is known as a fishing village turned touristic haven (and a departure point for dramatic rock faces above the Mediterranean and remarkable inlets along coast, a short distance from Marseille), this essay is hardly a travelogue.

Travel These 10 Creepy Illinois Roads... if You Dare

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.20.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois, with its many historical sites and state parks, is the perfect state for road trips. It's also the perfect place for a very creepy road trip.

The Bottom-Line Patterns of Urban Street Design

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

A recent collaboration suggests that we should explicitly recognize historic patterns of pedestrian city settings in contemporary urban design and pol...

Talking With Mike Gordon, Jonny Two Bags, Seventh Key's Billy Greer and Jimbo Mathus, Plus a Loreena McKennitt Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.05.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"There's probably so many different kinds of albums we could have made, because they were all just little snippets, just moments, some of them maybe implied a song and some were just a lick. But I got all excited and I thought, 'We've got to keep doing this.' ... Some people go to an amusement park, we go sit in a room with guitars."

Ciclovia: Open Streets Throughout Latin America

Rex Burkholder | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green
Rex Burkholder

A confident young participant in San Francisco de Porro. Ciclovia is a Latin American phenomena originating over 30 years ago in Bogotà, Colombi...

LOOK: The Colors Of India

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

"What the hell am I doing? Thirty years of photographic ethics hit me in the stomach. I'm sitting in a taxi with the window open, searching intuitivel...

Magic in the Mundane: Why Do the Streets of NYC Sparkle?

Alex Budman | Posted 05.04.2013 | New York
Alex Budman

Despite my dad's advice to "always keep my head up" in New York, I couldn't help but notice that the very sidewalks seemed to sparkle beneath my feet, as if paved with the dust of dreams. Was this just in my imagination? Or could there really be glitter in the streets? I decided to find out.

New Orleans Considers Tearing Down Claiborne Expressway

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Feb. 25, 2013 edition.) New Orleans officials hope to move residents toward a consensus ...

Mr. President: Break the Silence on Problems Beyond Guns

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

www.blackyouthproject.com By Dallas Donnell, Black Youth Project  It is truly heartbreaking to post article after article chronicling th...

Fall and Rise of Great Public Places

Jay Walljasper | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green
Jay Walljasper

The spots we share together--parks, streets, sidewalks, squares, trails, markets, waterfronts, beaches, museums, community gardens, public buildings and more--are the primary sites for human exchange, upon which our communities, economy, democracy and society depend.

WATCH: Where Kabul's Olympic Dream Became A Nightmare

Jeroen Swolfs | Posted 09.29.2012 | Travel
Jeroen Swolfs

The pool was already empty by then. Some people where brought down into the basin and shot against the blue walls. Others were taken up the highest diving board and thrown off.

WATCH: 'Pothole Killer' Takes On Damaged City Streets

Posted 10.12.2011 | Chicago

As the city's battle against Chicago's unending pothole problem rages on, Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein has added a new weapon to his arsenal...

Pondering Artifacts of Displacement in the Sustainable City

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 09.04.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

If our cities must be dense to be competitive and sustainable, we must also look with care to the potential displacement of uses, institutions or traditions -- not to mention the artifacts we will leave behind.

Exploring the Immediacy of the In-Between Place

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 08.27.2011 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

The archaeology of today's urban regions need not be excavation-based. One trick allows the illusion of memory through photographic tools.

Corners as the Baseline for Urbanism

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 08.12.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

More so than public squares -- which require a conscious set-aside of assembled space -- corners naturally result from crossroads, the elemental feature of travel between places.

Creating the Urban Diary

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Cities are hubs of human interaction, and the urban experience can be enhanced by authentic participation in the dynamics of a place and transitions to nearby venues.

Let's Fix LA From the Ground Up, One Pothole at a Time

Al Abrams | Posted 07.18.2011 | Los Angeles
Al Abrams

Fixing potholes is the least the city of L.A. can do. Guess what? They're doing it, in an enterprise called "Operation Pothole."

Street Style New York: Rockstar Kids, Reality Stars and more Rad Girls

StyleCaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
StyleCaster

Spotted on the streets during New York Fashion Week. 2010-09-14-fashionweek.jpg

Village Green: Striking Images Reclaim the Urban Memory

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

2010-09-08-holmes.jpg