Tokyo cartographers create cycling routes that resemble wild animals.
By awarding points for civic participation, MindMixer has helped cities across the country increase citizen engagement.
Using augmented reality, people can see how proposed projects could benefit or burden their neighborhood.
The people and ideas reshaping urban life
What Foursquare can teach us about how people use a city.
These films offer fresh insights into urban living.
A new film explores what we lose when light pollution cancels out the night sky.
A new tool from the Sunlight Foundation aims to quantify real-world differences in quality of life across the country.
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.