April 12, 2016, 9am PDT
An MIT study determined that traffic lights, and their inefficiencies, could be eliminated if all vehicles were equipped to regulate their speed and "batch" together as they approach intersections.
March 16, 2015, 6am PDT
Writing for FastCo.Design, Architecture Critic Inga Saffron provides a cautionary tale about density done poorly.
January 26, 2015, 7am PST
Following the recent news that Architecture for Humanity shut its doors after operating since 1999, FastCo.Design provides more details about what went wrong.
October 21, 2014, 11am PDT
A Fast Co. Design article explains the "just green enough" concept as advanced by Jennifer Wolch, dean of the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley.
May 23, 2014, 8am PDT
A time-lapse camera installed by a live webcam company called EarthCam has produced a beautiful two-and-a-half-minute video showing the construction of the September 11 Memorial and Museum.
April 15, 2014, 9am PDT
The TransitScreen service has been around since 2012, but it’s latest product, real-time displays of all modes of transportation, can display in the public realm, providing a whole new level of interaction with the city.
February 27, 2014, 8am PST
A study from the University of Oregon has laid the foundation for a new level of architectural outcome: how the materials of buildings can facilitate healthy kinds of bacteria while managing the pernicious sort.
January 5, 2014, 5am PST
Louise Bethune was a trailblazer in architecture, yet her burial place didn't even bear her name for over a century. Buffalo's industry heavyweights honored her with a memorial marker last month.
February 16, 2012, 5am PST
Google and Yelp have changed the way people navigate their urban environment over the past several years by utilizing GPS to help users locate nearby goods and services. But what do you do when you want to search where you will be, not where you are?
April 28, 2011, 9am PDT
Levittown is the quintessential American suburb. A new proposal seeks to reinvent it as a hub for small businesses.
February 26, 2011, 5am PST
An emerging design movement is trying to counteract obesity in American cities.
February 10, 2011, 9am PST
Urban designer David Green talks with Anthony Lyons, Director of the city of Gainesville's Community Redevelopment Agency, about his successes in the city and how other cities can become more livable.
November 18, 2010, 9am PST
It's kind of hard to tell, on a day-to-day basis, that humankind is drastically affecting the health of the environment -- a reality that makes arguing for sustainability even more difficult, according to Harry West.
September 10, 2010, 7am PDT
Five finalists have been announced in a design competition to rethink the park near St. Louis' iconic Gateway Arch. Fast Co. Design takes a look at the contenders.
September 7, 2010, 11am PDT
Most crosswalks are straight lines, but many people walk across streets in an arc. One designer has proposed changing the way crosswalks are painted to improve pedestrian safety.