Dreams of our helicopter future really took off in the 1940s. But they were still alive and well in the 1970s. The old guard couldn't give up on the commuter aircraft of tomorrow. Like in this December 13, 1970 edition of the Sunday comic strip, "Our New Age."
Martin Luther King's 1956 tips for riding integrated buses, examining how design has helped an Alabama county, building instant cities in Accra and instant skyscrapers in Mumbai, and how two New York architects are tearing down the work of their former friends. It's all this week in our favorite Urban Reads.