Right now, civic-minded digital innovation is done mostly by volunteer hackathons and app contests. Code for America has a plan to change that.
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How ubiquitous data and smart city infrastructure may change urban experience.
A specialized Street View collaboration with UNESCO has a lot to offer fans of urban exploration.
Let strangers know they're invading your personal space with this annoying little gadget.
Melbourne researchers have developed a flying "Joggobot" for runners who can't find exercise partners.
"Watch Dogs" puts the controls of a networked city in players' hands.
Drift wants you to "unfamiliarize" yourself in familiar places.
A handful of new travel companies ask what you'd learn if you approached the mundane in your own neighborhood like a tourist.
A Bronx private school uses the city to unite and apply the variety of subjects taught in class.
How does where we live affect our health? An expert tries to quantify it.
Researchers are already at work turning toasty asphalt into energy cities can actually use.
Russian kids have fun climbing the Bridge to Russky Island, world-record holder for Highest Pylons Ever.
In Russia, an app identifies "parking douches."
An online tool visualizes various unpleasant water-scarce scenarios.
In Mexico City, new devices give pedestrians an unusual incentive to clean up after their pets.