A start-up called Urban Engines believes data analysis and commuter lotteries can help cities reduce congestion.
In the U.S., cities prioritize efficiency and customer service. Across the Atlantic, the focus is on unemployment and energy waste.
Despite modest success, most systems have neither increased mass transit commute share nor the vitality of city centers.
The method recently worked in an experiment that analyzed Chicago crime, but privacy questions abound.
The economy doesn't need more homeowners right now. It needs more households.
Tallying the potential benefits in fewer accidents, less fuel needed, and more road capacity.
In six global cities.
An animation of western expansion.
An interactive platform for urban data geeks or anyone who just wants to look at something pretty.
Could better software change how police departments find fugitives?
California affirms that cities can't withhold digital mapping information.
An argument against the popular (and unpaid) app design contests.
In every metropolitan area in the U.S.
A series of maps reveals the subtlety of central Parisian economic geography.
About 13,000 people were out riding shared bicycles across the globe this afternoon.
8 of the country's 15 fastest-growing cities are in Texas.
New research suggests that location plays a smaller role now in who we talk to and what we talk about.
The map offers a nifty live survey of people's utterly random interests (or perceived areas of expertise).
What does a city look like when viewed through the movement of its riders?