Tech

Postmates

The New, Improved Generation of Instant Delivery Services

This time around, they might actually work.

Dan Glass

A Complete Guide to the Future of U.S. Freight Movement

The future holds more and more stuff to be transported—and infrastructure will have to change drastically to accommodate our appetites.

Alexander Balchin

A Movable Skyscraper to Filter China's Nasty Air

This futuristic tower aims to use solar power to eliminate air pollution.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

Climate Change Is Causing Dips in the Earth's Gravity

Satellites have picked up on vast gravitational shifts from melting Antarctic ice.

@lzEeoNl

What's Driving the Ello Invite Rush?

Serious #FOMO, among other things.

LA2050

Young L.A. Is the Real Winner of LA2050

Youth initiatives dominate the winners of the My LA2050 Grants Challenge, even as L.A.'s child population wanes.

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Los Angeles Is Building an e-Highway

The road would eliminate truck emissions, and is being tested in a corridor that connects the port to downtown.

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Dan Marker-Moore

'Time Slicing' Cityscapes at Dusk

An L.A. photographer pieces time-lapsed collages of urban landscapes into remarkable photos.  

Melanie Leigh Wilbur

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: We Will Be the First City to Do Autonomous Vehicles Right

He says Angelenos "might not own cars" in as soon as a decade.

Melanie Leigh Wilbur

The Sharing Economy Could Drive Down the Price of Mega-Events

'Invisible infrastructure' may already be cutting costs for things like the World Cup or the Olympic Games—not to mention natural disasters.

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Matt Satell

The High Art of Drone Photography

An amateur photographer uses his commercial drone to capture aerial views of Philadelphia.

Phil Dokas/Flickr

The 4 Transportation Systems You'll Meet in the Future

A new report offers a look at urban mobility circa 2030 that's both intriguing and frightening.

Watch Live: CityLab 2014

Streaming video from The Atlantic's summit on urban innovation, happening now in Los Angeles.

Jennifer Brundage/Duke University

More Evidence That Goats Are a Good Municipal Investment

Goats are better than herbicides when it comes to clearing weeds, say scientists.

Download Our Podcast Previewing CityLab 2014

CityCast is a collaboration between KPCC and CityLab.com.

Reuters/Sergio Moraes

Google and Microsoft Are Putting Rio's Favelas on the Map

Both see potential advertising revenue in the Brazilian slums.

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The Social Side Effects of Mobile Wallets

I love Venmo. But could it harm my friendships?

Via KC Streetcar

Its Streetcar Stalled, Kansas City Mulls the Best Way Forward

Many cities face a similar challenge finding the money to expand a starter line.