A study in San Francisco's Presidio District suggests birds are adapting to the increasingly noisy city.
Local government sites increasingly embrace social networking, but is it working?
The failure of San Francisco's "TacoCopter" is just one example of how we are failing at creating a functional, robotic delivery boy.
Hundreds of U.S. cities still rely on antiquated systems that spew sewage during floods. Here's how one company is trying to change that.
Lessons on environmentalism should be worked into course offerings, not just infrastructure.
Do any of these annoying strategies actually work?
HonestBuildings.com aims to be a sort of LinkedIn for the build environment.
Researchers have developed a GIS-based technique to keep track of skyline changes.
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.