At least one massively successful city innovation, 311, suggests it can.
Thousands of new units are set to open in 2013. Will that bring rents down?
New Yorkers can fly through the air as part of the city's summer celebration of livable streets.
Cities in developing countries will see waste management challenges skyrocket as they continue to grow.
This weather-producing coat out of Cambridge is perfect for city-dwellers who want privacy.
Right now, civic-minded digital innovation is done mostly by volunteer hackathons and app contests. Code for America has a plan to change that.
The dance of the "Human Theaters."
The "Mayors Challenge" will award "breakthrough solutions" to urban problems.
Here's how one Tokyo designer imagines it.
With Washington paralyzed by political dysfunction, is it time for mayors to take over?
How, if at all, can we quantify the relative complexity of a place?
The micromanaged brand protection strategies of the International Olympic Committee are going down about as well as you’d expect with the home crowd in London.
Temperatures rose in each of the continental 48 states since 1970.
How urban design affects serious traffic accidents among our oldest populations.
Serving up the latest and most piquant of public bathroom news.
Animosity still lingers among Scottish ice cream-truck drivers long after the infamous gangland battles of the '80s.
Colorado is having its worst forest fire season in decades. Is climate change to blame?
New York would be better off treating these vendors like small businesses.
A floating hotel created by a group of New York artists.