Shenzhen's Towering City Within a City Will Battle a Tide of Smog

A few years ago, you'd probably never heard of Shenzhen. Now the tiny Chinese fishing village has grown into a certified megalopolis, with 10 million residents, a thriving tech industry, and a gorgeous world-class airport. To cement its rising status in the world economy, Shenzhen has announced its most ambitious… » 9/18/14 11:55am 9/18/14 11:55am

Inside the Futuristic Neighborhood Being Built Over a Busy NYC Rail Yard

On the west side of Manhattan, a new neighborhood is taking shape. This is Hudson Yards, a development that will turn a dreary section of Manhattan into a technologically advanced neighborhood of the future. But in order to do that, its designers are undertaking one of the most expensive and unusual engineering… » 7/18/14 2:16pm 7/18/14 2:16pm

The Coming Singularity, When All Suburbs Look The Same

Photographer Martin Adolfsson's book Suburbia Gone Wild, published earlier this year, documents the weird and expanding mirage of seemingly endless copies and duplicate environments called suburbia, like some poorly diagnosed spatial syndrome taking over the landscapes of the world from Mexico to Egypt, Thailand to… » 12/19/13 10:40am 12/19/13 10:40am

Urban Outfitters Is Going to Build Its Own Tiny Town

Good news retail fans! Everybody's favorite skinny jeans store, Urban Outfitters, is about to break ground not only on a new store but on an entire little Urban Outfitters town. Soon you'll be able to eat, sleep and shop without ever leaving leaving the cozy embrace of Urban Outfitters. Just like in college. » 10/07/13 1:00pm 10/07/13 1:00pm

An Unusually Close Look At The Development Of Facebook Home

Facebook Home had its Android-only release in April and it's been sort of proliferating a little bit maybe? ever since. It lives in a weird space between operating systems and apps, but it's meant to be something you don't over-think. So don't think about. Just let it be a mostly successful immersive experience.… » 7/21/13 3:42pm 7/21/13 3:42pm