Cities are removing benches in an effort to counter vagrancy and crime—at the same time that they’re adding them to make the public realm more age-friendly.
Instead of deploying urban sensors as instruments of surveillance for technocrats, what if vulnerable communities controlled the gear—and the data?
Hundreds of locals have been hired to help the city recover from its water crisis.
The Canal District of Worcester, Massachusetts, is flourishing. Now all it needs is a canal.
Result: a modern two-in-one complex that serves young and old.
At MIT’s AgeLab, researchers work on autonomous wheelchairs, neighborhood design for the cognitively impaired, and a host of other strategies to prepare for the “silver tsunami.”
A small college in Charleston, South Carolina, seeks to revive the centuries-old fine building trades.
Athenaeums—membership libraries—might seem like fusty relics of the 19th century. But the Providence Athenaeum has become a lively center for intellectual engagement.
As cities go wild for innovation, Boston's award-winning District Hall tries to distill the concept into physical form.
But there are doubts about whether it will inspire other U.S. cities to follow suit.
Rachel Yoka believes parking can be more than what some might call a necessary evil.
Texas Central Railway intends to build a Houston-Dallas line with private money.
U.S. cities big and small are struggling to welcome transit development while preserving affordable housing.
As I-81 nears the end of its functional life, a city struggles to decide the best way forward.