The Committee to End Homelessness in King County produced a helpful visualization tool that compares the size of homeless populations around the country as well as the type of housing support they receive.
May 29, 2014 Fast Co.Exist
A company called BrightFarms is developing a 100,000 square-foot greenhouse on a vacant lot in Washington D.C. The farm will provide jobs for locals and reduce the environmental footprint of the food sourcing process.
Apr 21, 2014 Fast Co.Exist
Santa Monica, California is working to become the first city to develop a first well-being index for its residents. The index will help the city’s government measure and serve citizen happiness.
Apr 6, 2014 Fast Co.Exist
Fast Co.Exist presents the work of the Long Island Index, which recently undertook a creative problem solving exercise to explore ways that suburban parking lots could encourage more walkable conditions.
Mar 12, 2014 Fast Co.Exist
A pair of recent articles examine the political and financing situation around transit (e.g., streetcar and light rail) and housing (i.e., a rental development boom) in Charlotte, which has paced the nation in growth over the past decade.
Feb 21, 2014 Fast Co.Exist
A startup called Placemeter is using public surveillance to track pedestrian traffic in New York City to provide real time information about wait times at services and facilities around the city.
Feb 18, 2014 Fast Co.Exist
Airbnb connects travelers from around the world to unique rentable spaces. With the recent launch of a "Neighborhoods" feature, Airbnb has the potential to redirect tourist spending to often overlooked areas.
Nov 15, 2012 Fast Co.Exist
Michael J. Coren has a preview of an MIT report that lays out the economic and environmental benefits of stiffer pavement.
Jun 5, 2012 Fast Co.Exist
Ariel Schwartz introduces an innovation in site specific traffic counting: sensors that collect information about vehicle and pedestrian movement in real time.
Apr 13, 2012 Fast Co.Exist
The first bicycle bus for schoolchildren, built by Dutch company Tolkamp Metaalspecials, of course.
Feb 8, 2012 Fast Co.Exist