Have you ever crossed paths with someone, felt a connection but missed it? It’s a phenomenon experienced by many in urban settings. Paperman, a 2013 Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Short Film tells the story of two people who meet by chance in New York and then strive to find each other again. Read about the making of Disney’s story set before the days of Craigslist.
Mexico City, once considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world, has been transformed into one of the safest areas of the country. Through innovative community-oriented programs, such as “Driving Without Alcohol,” Mexico City has not only reduced accidents caused by drunk drivers by 30 percent, but has also cut down on crime and resuscitated the city’s nightlife.
It’s Carnival time in Brazil! To honor and celebrate the country’s culture, Architizer has selected 10 examples of the sexiest Brazilian architecture.
Cycle-based commerce in India shows how local economies can create innovative and sustainable forms of entrepreneurship. Vendors in India are able to sell various types of products—incense, for instance—in an efficient and ecological way using their bicycles. Learn how Indian cyclists are turning opportunity into action—and the challenges they face along the way.
Parking in New York City is an ever-frustrating puzzle. Every day, drivers have to deal with confusing parking signs that seem intentionally unclear. To solve this problem, the city of New York is working with the design firm Pentagram to redesign the city’s parking signs and help drivers to park in New York without confusion.
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