As city planners we are increasingly recording, measuring, and organizing city data—a practice known as urban science. Learn about resources across the globe helping to better understand our cities. Blog Post
Jul 16, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
A retrospective of a billboard art exhibition at the 2013 Biennial of the Americas on the occasion of the 2015 Biennial's kick-off implicates an excellent model of citizen engagement and possibly some lessons for civic leaders and urban planners. Blog Post
Jul 15, 2015   By Dean Saitta
One common argument against allowing new housing in popular cities is that as long as rich foreigners use up the housing supply prices will never go down. Blog Post
Jul 14, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
Imagine on your phone being able to wake up and with a simple click be able to arrange all of your transportation needs for the day. Soon your bus pass, carsharing pass, bikesharing pass, and your personal vehicle will go away—replaced by an app. Blog Post
Jul 14, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Minecraft has players across the globe busy building future cities. CIties recognize the potential of MineCraft as a tool for engaging the public in imagining the future of their city. Blog Post
Jul 13, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Do you remember going on a treasure hunt as a child? Treasure hunts are becoming increasingly popular with adults, as well as children. Technology has enabled mobile treasure hunts with cities across the world hosting hunts. Blog Post
Jul 10, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Search engines and mobile apps are becoming increasingly localized and personalized, providing recommendations based on who and where we are. These changes have the potential to impact our cities by encouraging people to broaden their experiences. Blog Post
Jul 9, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Digging into the data to get beyond the misleading notion of radical change in development patterns. Blog Post
Jul 9, 2015   By Steven Polzin
Continuing to heap praise onto James Corner and his firm, Field Operations, may seem like an exercise in redundancy at this point. But there is little doubt that all of the attention is good for landscape architects—and for cities. Blog Post
Jul 6, 2015   By Mark Hough
It’s a big question being tackled by land use planners and water providers in Colorado, where the traditional disconnect between water realities and land use decisions precludes a sustainable balance between water supply and urban growth. Blog Post
Jul 1, 2015   By Dean Saitta