Smart phones have given us a lot of great benefits, but this is not one of them.
The new frontier of augmented reality apps comes to urban art.
Taxes on quick car-share trips run as high as 60 percent.
With an unprecedented number of retirees seeking to "age in place," America's stock of single-family homes may not be ready for them.
Can cities make it just as easy for citizens to engage in the physical world as the digital one?
Your sense of smell is intimately connected to your experience of a place and your memory of it. So why don't cities take greater advantage of this?
A big new exhibit at the National Building Museum explores the history of house and home in the U.S.
Melanie Hammet wants to turn obscure zoning ordinances into the universal language of song.
ArrivalStar claims it invented live transit alerts. Your apps, taxpayer dollars, and the open data movement are all at stake.
For several years now, the U.S. military has been trying to replicate Afghan and Iraqi towns on U.S. soil to prepare soldiers to go there.
U.S. cities in the South have their own set of challenges to face in going green. But Atlanta, for one, is trying.
Most smaller commercial buildings can't afford energy retrofits on their own. But what if they banded together?
New research suggests that stores like Walmart may undermine the social capital of communities.
A new tool from the Sunlight Foundation aims to quantify real-world differences in quality of life across the country.
A study in San Francisco's Presidio District suggests birds are adapting to the increasingly noisy city.
Forget to turn off the oven, or close the garage, or feed the cat? Your house knows.
A new database corrals just about everything that's known about the 134 BRT systems in the world.
Forget raising taxes or cutting services. If cities understood the economics of land use better, they might not need to do either.
Tired of listening to your neighbor's shoes, the garbage truck, and the sound of car traffic? What if you didn't have to?