Shipping Delays Causing Construction Slowdown
Materials procured overseas are taking longer to arrive in the United States, and the delays are causing a ripple effect in the construction industry.
What Is High-Speed Rail?
Beginning with Japan in the 1960s, more and more countries are embracing high-speed trains to streamline domestic travel. Operating at speeds often in excess of 160 mph, high-speed rail networks are now well-developed across Europe and, more recently, in China.
2019 Already a Big Year For 'Smart City' Evolution
While 2019 doesn’t scream smart city revolution, we are seeing signs of significant smart city evolution.
Concrete’s Contribution to the Rise and Decline of Civilization
As the world becomes more encased in concrete, the detrimental effects of its widespread use are increasing in scale and severity.
Friday Eye Candy: 195 Gigapixels of Urban Glory
An incredibly detailed bird's eye view of Shanghai.
Bikeshare Startup Ofo’s Future Is Looking Dim. What Went Wrong?
The Chinese company seemed to be dominating its corner of the shared mobility market—until its dramatic downfall.
As Temperatures Increase, Maps Show Sea-Level Rise Will Devastate Cities
Data visualizations illustrate the catastrophic consequences of single-digit global temperature increases.
Federal Policy Would Keep Chinese Railcars Out of the U.S.
Proposed restrictions on federal spending for transit railcars center on concerns about market competition and national security.
How Surveillance in Cities is Evolving
Across the globe, smart cities are increasingly procuring and implementing information technology in order to improve the efficiency and sustainability of urban spaces. The former CTO of L.A. and the mayor of Beverly Hills weigh in on the subject.
BART Has Had Enough of Dockless Bikes
With piles of them strewn around stations, the transit agency is "cracking down" on bikeshare companies.
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