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?
Software entrepreneur Patrick Kennedy is bringing faster internet to San Leandro, thanks to infrastructure put in place by BART and city officials.
In an era of fewer resources, police could solve more crimes faster if they could leverage the Big Data long buried within their own departments.
What would happen if you took every neat idea in the realm of public works and piled them all onto one city vehicle?
By embracing a new "health impact assessment" tool, Atlanta makes sure its major redevelopment will lead to healthier lives.
Why some urbanists are skeptical of the conference innovator's plans to crowdsource the city of the future.
Think the battle between drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians is ugly now? Wait until engineers start designing intersections for computers instead of people.
The company says it plans to launch round-the-clock, cupcake-dispensing automatons in not just Beverly Hills, but every city it's located in.
Imagining a future without lights and stop signs.
With a wiki to connect citizens, political leaders, urban experts, companies, and organizations, TED tees up the goal of improving the 21st century city.
With his signs removed by the city, we checked in with the project's founder on his next move.
The longtime resident, the dog-poop vigilante and 18 other archetypes.
Boston hopes its driver-operated Street Bump app will grow sensitive enough to detect cracks in the pavement before they become gravel-spewing craters.
The makers of the Economist Intelligence Unit's oft-criticized Liveable Cities index turn their efforts into a contest.
Divers used a robotic optics system to create a photorealistic reconstruction of Pavlopetri, an ancient trading post off the coast of Greece.
Twitter reports of coughing, upset stomachs and, er, "man flu" all pop up on SickWeather.com's disease map.
Rocket scientist Tim Pickens on his city's culture of scientific discovery.
The cramped city-state is only years away from running out of landfill space.
Plus a look back at some of our favorite recent tactical urbanism installations.