Resurrecting cities' phone-booth systems with Wi-Fi hotspots, tiny art galleries, and more.
New York-based Placemeter is turning disused smartphones into big data.
Researchers recently compiled birth and death data for famous North Americans and Europeans.
The people and ideas reshaping urban life
Government-sponsored "smart city" initiatives aim to make life safer and easier in the Mexican capital. But will they reach everyone?
A single PR stunt reveals the complicated, pervasive intersection of logistics and culture.
The University of Texas is implementing a tiered-price web-acccess structure, while four North Carolina universities are joining their cities in building a more accessible regional network.
Hybrid cars, solar panels, and LED lightbulbs aren't just reducing our energy consumption—they're totally upending it.
The I Quant NY blog mines NYC's massive data clearinghouse to visualize issues facing city dwellers, from education to eating.
From phonographs to smartphones, no technology—or industry—is immune to change.
There's a worthy federal infrastructure program staring America right in the face: broadband.
Is the Copenhagen Wheel poised to become the next big thing in alternative urban transportation?
Updated design, safety protocols, and job training will help U.S. plants prepare. But improvements are "ongoing" and hard to quantify.
Observation wheels are reaching the point of ubiquity in tourist capitals. Is this trend ever going to slow down?
Celebrating one of the world's most famous skyscrapers on the day an equally famous artist filmed it. For a long, long time.
A novel approach to the search for intelligent (or not so intelligent) beings.
A journey into the mysterious origins of the pre-arranged table.
There are 1.8 million people in Gaza. What would that look like in your city?
Knitted footwear technology is poised to enhance sustainability and walkability alike.