August 26, 2013, 2pm PDT
Photo essay reviews some of history's most notable failed mass transit projects.
August 21, 2013, 2pm PDT
In dizzying towers of dozens of monotonous, yet colorful, stories, Hong Kong residents make their homes in apartments that average 400 square feet. For photographer Michael Wolf the stark high-rise landscape provides powerful subject matter.
June 14, 2013, 2pm PDT
Google Faces is a fun, and slightly freaky, project that plays off of humans' penchant for seeing faces in everything by testing if a computer could do the same.
March 19, 2013, 2pm PDT
If the U.S. Air Force has its wish, America's next subway system won't be built in a city and won't carry passengers (not human ones anyway). Robert Beckhusen reports on plans for a "mobile doomsday train."
February 28, 2013, 12pm PST
A presentation at this week's TED conference in Long Beach by business writer Nilofer Merchant explored the "quiet crisis of sore butts," and the sobering public health impacts, reports Ryan Tate.
February 26, 2013, 8am PST
GE and Google maps have announced a new partnership that could lead to significant advances in the way infrastructure is planned, cataloged, and maintained, reports Michael V. Copeland.
February 5, 2013, 7am PST
Mike Senese spotlights a new television program on the Science Channel that uses innovative graphics to examine how the world's cities have been built to overcome the challenges of their natural environments and serve their citizens.
December 13, 2012, 7am PST
In a video for Wired's "Observation Deck" program, Senior Editor Adam Rogers discusses the potential for 3-d simulation technology to create a new kind of map that, by layering more and more data sets, can become "very place-like."
December 4, 2012, 9am PST
Induction charging, the same technology that allows you to juice up your cell phone without the need for cables, could be coming to a transit system near you. Could eliminating the need for catenary wires transform city streets?
December 2, 2012, 1pm PST
Data visualizations show the daily ebb and flow of public transit traffic in world's major cities.
September 28, 2012, 8am PDT
Lauren Hilgers profiles Zhang Yue, founder and chairman of Broad Sustainable Building (Broad), the Chinese company behind plans to construct the world's tallest building in seven months.
September 17, 2012, 2pm PDT
From it's accidental creation due to an engineering oversight, its heyday in the 1950s as a resort area, to its decline and uncertain future, the unlikely story of the Salton Sea is an important chapter in the "Great American Water Wars".
August 3, 2012, 11am PDT
Earlier this week we brought you stunning images of global urban growth as captured by Landsat, NASA's longest running satellite imagery program. These images capture the dramatic changes to some of America's natural landscapes.
July 11, 2012, 6am PDT
In New York City a new project, I Wish I Said Hello, takes Craigslist's 'missed connections' from the internet to the street.
June 8, 2012, 1pm PDT
Amsterdam has a serious parking problem, but it's not what you might think. In this bike friendly city, their problem is of the two- rather than four-wheeled kind. Duncan Geere looks at a potential solution.
April 13, 2012, 2pm PDT
Looking for a leg up on the walking undead in preparation for the coming Zombie wars? Map of the Dead from Doejo, may be just what you're looking for, writes Roberto Baldwin
January 23, 2012, 12pm PST
Tom Vanderbilt writes about the current crop of self-driving cars in Wired. "After almost a hundred years in which driving has remained essentially unchanged, it has been completely transformed in just the past half decade."
July 29, 2011, 10am PDT
Transportation is increasingly a major civil rights issue, according to The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, which argues that federal funding disproportionally serves car drivers.
April 26, 2011, 2pm PDT
San Francisco urban design critic John King has a new book out looking at how the built environment influences culture, and how the culture influenced the buildings in return.
April 6, 2011, 10am PDT
Under House Resolution 995, six cities would be selected as test pilots for advanced ITS technology. Rep. Russ Carnahan, who introduced the bill, says the technologies exist today, they just need to be integrated and deployed.