Completed in 1914, the project was the most ambitious undertaking by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in its time. Today, the $5.25 billion upgrade is in the works.
Aug 19, 2011 The New York Times
A new film explores the impact of urban light pollution on humans and the natural environment, and calls on designers and planners to revise the way our cities are lit.
Aug 19, 2011 The City Dark
As part of a special issue, Scientific American magazine examines the science of "Better Smarter Cities."
Aug 17, 2011 Scientific American
A new app puts parking spots on the open market, as drivers sell access to the spots they are vacating.
Aug 16, 2011 GOOD Magazine
Current wind farm technology requires a lot of space between blades. A new report proposes that "counter-rotating vertical-axis wind turbines" would draw power more efficiently on less land.
Aug 15, 2011 BBC News
A follow-up to last month's <a href="http://www.planetizen.com/node/50563">story</a>, BMW Group DesignworksUSA released three interior concepts - each one more posh and modern than the last - for BART's "Fleet of the Future." No spy shots needed.
Aug 15, 2011 The Huffington Post
The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) may no longer be pursuing a bus rapid transit (BRT) system because of opposition from within government circles.
Aug 13, 2011 TheCityFix.com
A new program is being implemented in Portland, Oregon, to try to quantify and model the behavior of the city.
Aug 12, 2011 Fast Company
As riots engulf London, the role of technology in cities and crime-fighting comes into the spotlight. Some wonder whether this could usher in the age of facial recognition in cities.
Aug 11, 2011 Forbes
Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) announces the winners of the Connected Vehicle Challenge that asked people to submit ideas, using the Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) technology to its full potential.
Aug 6, 2011 Transportation Nation