March 2, 2010, 9am PST
Through digital displays and environmental sensors, new architecture projects are creating a visual way to monitor environmental conditions in specific places.
January 29, 2010, 5am PST
Twitter, iPhones, and new sites like SeeClickFix make it increasingly easy for citizens and governments to communicate. Along with newly available data sets, these "Gov 2.0" apps may signal a new era of active citizens and responsive governments.
January 25, 2010, 7am PST
Laredo, Texas is losing its only bookstore, a B. Dalton (the chain is going out of business).
January 14, 2010, 1pm PST
CNN reports that a lack of building codes and the construction of vulnerable informal settlements may have contributed to the high death toll in Haiti's earthquake.
December 17, 2009, 9am PST
The World Bank named Linfen, China the most polluted city in the world a couple of years ago. Since then, the government claims to have made significant strides, but a thick smog still blankets the town.
November 21, 2009, 11am PST
A flood of government data is going public, but on its own it is relatively boring and useless. A flood of new data visualization tools are hoping to change that.
October 7, 2009, 7am PDT
Thousands of subdivisions across the country have been abandoned mid-development by owners and developers hit hard by the economic recession. This video takes a tour inside one of these "zombie subdivisions".
June 10, 2009, 10am PDT
The second passenger rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River will link New Jersey with New York and will also double the capacity on the nation's busiest rail corridor.
June 2, 2009, 7am PDT
General Motors has closed its facility in Spring Hill, Tennessee, leaving hundreds of employees and thousands of residents to an uncertain fate.
May 24, 2009, 9am PDT
The latest Census data show that a growing number of communities- even in the Midwest- are so multi-ethnic that white residents are becoming the minority.
April 30, 2009, 12pm PDT
After Greensburg, Kansas was nearly flattened by a tornado in 2007, rebuilding the town has taken an environmentally conscious road.
March 21, 2009, 7am PDT
The market for recyclables has taken a sharp nosedive in recent months, challenging cities' ability to provide recycling services.
March 11, 2009, 6am PDT
The Seasteading Institute claims to be only a few years away from launching a prototype of a floating city.
March 6, 2009, 12pm PST
Atlantic City's convention center features the largest solar panel array in the United States.
January 14, 2009, 9am PST
Environmentalists have stalled the development of a third runway at Heathrow Airport by buying the land first.
December 12, 2008, 1pm PST
More than 5,000 road and bridge projects are "ready to go". They still need funding, but could provide nearly 2 million jobs if Congress approves infrastructure spending.
December 8, 2008, 5am PST
CNN argues that the best cities to find a job right now aren't the usual suspects. Using low unemployment rates as their guide, the network points to Bismark, ND, Casper, WY, and Logan, UT as jobhunting meccas.
November 25, 2008, 9am PST
CQ Press has released its annual list of cities with the best and worst crime rates. Groups from the U.S. Conference of Mayors to the FBI decry the list for being simplistic, but CQ defends its data.
November 17, 2008, 12pm PST
Education, higher incomes and the availability of healthy food choices contribute to making Burlington, Vermont America's healthiest city.
October 27, 2008, 6am PDT
A project to transform a municipal landfill into a terraced landscape wins high honors at the 2008 World Architecture Festival in Barcelona, Spain.