Long before the invention of social media, a man named Donald Appleyard was investigating how automotive traffic isolates us from one another.
Tips on street portraits from New York's resident photographer.
What Foursquare can teach us about how people use a city.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit system is deploying vinyl seats that don't cough up clouds of filth when smacked, like the wool ones do.
20 years since Camden Yards opened in Baltimore, a look back on the stadium design that's emerged since.
The failure of San Francisco's "TacoCopter" is just one example of how we are failing at creating a functional, robotic delivery boy.
Tired of listening to your neighbor's shoes, the garbage truck, and the sound of car traffic? What if you didn't have to?
How sensors and computers and phone apps are revolutionizing the way cities handle their parking spaces.
A chat with the cartographer who dreamed up this latest entry into the aspirational transit future genre.
San Francisco and Philadelphia are the first major U.S. cities to install innovation officers. What exactly do these guys do, and will their stodgy government colleagues let them get away with it?
A survey of light rail aesthetics from around the world.
Are corporate logos diminishing the sense of place in cities?
Software entrepreneur Patrick Kennedy is bringing faster internet to San Leandro, thanks to infrastructure put in place by BART and city officials.
A new anti-harassment law in Berkeley and a building-access law in San Francisco are both the second of their kind.
Five highways whose execution gave their cities new life.
A builder designs the smallest studios allowed by California zoning code.
They don't cut down on traffic or make travel faster, and they should be replaced.
Zipcar ranks U.S. cities on innovation, sustainability, and creativity.
The often subtle (and occasionally lucrative) art of expressing city pride, via t-shirt.