March 22, 2013, 8am PDT
A growing "sand scandal" in Shenzhen may just be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the quality of concrete used in constructing China's skyscrapers. The construction of what was to have become the country's tallest building has been halted.
January 6, 2013, 9am PST
A new study out of England provides the first "holistic assessment" linking school design to learning rates. "[S]chool layouts can influence a child’s development by as much as 25 percent over the course of an academic year," reports Ian Steadman.
January 18, 2011, 6am PST
British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to build a Silicon Valley-like "tech city" at the site of the 2012 Summer Olympics. But some question whether his plan can work.
November 20, 2010, 11am PST
A Russian construction company wants to build a 100,000-person city in an abandoned diamond mine, and cover it with a dome.
December 7, 2009, 9am PST
The majority of the world's population now lives in urban areas -- except for Britain. Some say that bucked trend must be reversed.
October 11, 2009, 9am PDT
The availability of information in the city is creating a new opportunity for adaptive and interactive urban spaces. As Carlo Ratti of MIT's SENSEable City Lab discusses, the key is people.
October 10, 2009, 11am PDT
This article from <em>Wired UK</em> looks at a handful of emerging transportation concept technologies that are altering the form of the city.