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.
You've seen a police officer on horseback, but have you seen a goat in a department of public works uniform?
You can't design your way out of conflict, but the way we build neighborhoods can either help or hinder polarized communities, and maybe even prevent radicalization in the first place.
Long hidden in the suburbs, a world-famous art collection gets a new home in downtown Philadelphia.
Tough permit rules, location regulations, and rigorous inspections make the city so known for its food one of the least hospitable to food trucks in the country.
The fifth installment in a five-part series featuring Richard Florida leading a conversation on the Motor City.