Internet

What an Urban Planner Should Look Like in the Internet Age

As digital and physical worlds move ever closer together, cities need architects expert in both buildings and information.

Who Writes the Wikipedia Entries About Where You Live?

And what if it's not other people who live there?

Back When We Thought the Internet Was Like a City

Once we all built homepages on GeoCities, the "city" turned out to be a poor metaphor for the web.

Why Are There No Big Cities with Municipal Broadband Networks?

Publicly owned Internet infrastructure is luring jobs to smaller towns. Should big cities follow their lead?

How the Internet Reinforces Inequality in the Real World

What happens to a community with no "digital shadow" on the web?

Public Shaming of the Day: The Worst Sidewalks in San Diego

Behold the Stumblr.

This Is What Google Really Looks Like

Take a street view tour of some of the company's data centers.

What Will Progress Look Like in the Future?

Author Steven Johnson, described by some as a "Darwin of Technology," on the future of urban innovation.

Can We Recreate the Theater of the Street On Screen?

A marketing campaign's cameras turn a select number of public spaces into stages.

Is Broadband for All Even Possible?

The District of Columbia is trying to bring high-speed internet to more of its residents. But it's much more complicated than anyone imagined.

The Internet Is the New Town Hall and Soon Cities Will Be Listening

"Sentiment analysis" of social media could change the way you report potholes forever.

Map of the Day: D.C. Internet on the Internet

Turns out the White House has one of the slower download speeds in the city.

How the Internet Could Save America's Small Towns

Broadband offers the possibility, though not the guarantee, of connecting remote regions of the country in a new way to the national and global economy.

This Armored Wallpaper Can Stop People from Stealing Your Wi-Fi

Researchers in Grenoble, France, have developed a wallpaper that blocks wireless internet signals from leaking out of your home.

Tumblr of the Day: 'Being a Planner'

A Tumblr that explains the life of a planner through, what else, GIFs.

How the Internet Redefined Urban Space

A new publication explores the troubling implications of our networked world.

How One Man Built His City a Fiber Optic Network

Software entrepreneur Patrick Kennedy is bringing faster internet to San Leandro, thanks to infrastructure put in place by BART and city officials.

As Usage Rises, Libraries Struggle to Stay Open

A new report focuses on the dire situation in 15 big cities, and highlights the changing role of the public library.

Gigabit Cops

A high speed network is changing and augmenting police work in Chattanooga