July 24, 2015, 2pm PDT
A World Research Institute report offers seven prescriptions for designing safer cities. At the top of the list: avoid sprawl.
January 17, 2015, 5am PST
Emanuel Maiberg discusses an ongoing crisis in a simulated version of reality familiar to many planners—i.e., the homelessness problem in SimCity 4.
September 2, 2014, 3pm PDT
Writing for Motherboard, Derek Mead details what it took for a particularly ambitious SimCity player to build a city of 100 million people.
May 26, 2013, 11am PDT
Sears is planning to convert a number of its shuttered buildings into data centers. Could this become a trend for the reuse of vacant buildings nationwide?
May 7, 2013, 9am PDT
Brian Merchant explores the fascinating history of the California Cycleway, a dedicated bicycling superhighway that was partially constructed beginning in 1897 between Pasadena and downtown Los Angeles.
March 3, 2013, 5am PST
Brian Merchant describes the key initiatives intended to make the ex-Soviet nation "the best place in the world to buy and drive an electric car."