A contributing factor to widespread political disengagement? It's not what you might expect. Here's how the daily commute diminishes citizens' interest and ambition to get involved in their communities. Exclusive
Feb 5, 2014 By
Los Angeles recently completed a comprehensive installation of LED streetlights—and New York City is not far behind. Among the unintended consequences of the new technology? Cities will now look completely different on film.
Feb 4, 2014 No Film School
By allowing the use of a new vehicle safety communication system called V2V, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are hoping to protect drivers without overstepping privacy boundaries.
Feb 4, 2014 PBS NewsHour - The Rundown
In this European country, the Nissan Leaf is the third best seller and Tesla's Model S luxury car is number one. The major reason is not its environmental ethos, which is strong, but because of the perks that EVs receive. What county is it?
Jan 31, 2014 The Guardian
The hit or miss efforts of cities to deliver citywide wireless networks has its latest case study: the city of Riverside in the Inland Empire of California is considering an effort to shut down or downsize its 2007 network.
Jan 30, 2014 The Press Enterprise
You’re being monitored. Everything you are is tracked and stored in a data centre. What you email, tweet, text; where you shop; how you shop; what you say on your phone; where you drive, how you drive; what books you borrow from the library. Opinion
Jan 29, 2014 By
Aside from inspiring a classy wardrobe, what can urban planners learn from characters like Don Draper and Peggy Olson? What cues should urban planners and policy makers take from the field of advertising to help pitch planning ideas?
Jan 28, 2014 By
If you really want to know how prevalent drug use is in your community, don't ask people–just test their wastewater.
Jan 27, 2014 Environmental Health News
An Oxford city councillor would like to bring a Swiss system of erecting "ghost building" profiles to the UK for the first time to help residents and officials understand the scale of proposed projects before granting permits.
Jan 27, 2014 The Guardian
Seattle’s Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) is looking to an unusual source for energy: the area’s data centers.
Jan 27, 2014 Next City