A few years, at least. But the future is bright.
Customers could run their appliances and manage their utilities from their mobile devices, cutting down on power use.
Suddenly, the earth beneath our atmosphere becomes much clearer – and more beautiful.
What time is it, New York?
Participants of the "International Sanitation Hackathon" have some promising ideas to fight disease and death caused by poor sanitation.
Thanks to the open data movement, anyone can be a cartographer. Professor Laura Kurgan on geography as a storytelling tool.
Sixty-four cities, 64 populations to rank by size.
Plans to use robots to replace humans in package delivery, in France and beyond.
Hitting urban rodents in their reproductive systems may be the best thing to ever happen to them.
Could this be the answer to urban wind power enthusiasts?
They let architects dream up all sorts of fantastic structures that would be either too difficult or too expensive to make with conventional methods.
For better or worse, people sacrifice spatial orientation for convenience.
A recent legal paper makes the case that existing laws don't prohibit automated vehicles.
Every building in Chicago, mapped by zoning, size, code violations and new construction.
We've teamed up with the New Cities Foundation and Google to award $5,000 to the best new urban app from around the world.
And what if it's not other people who live there?
A few of the 886 proposals from the Knight Foundation's latest open government news challenge.
No awkward bending over necessary.