August 16, 2016, 8am PDT
Confronting a problem that affects roughly 75 percent of the world's population, a new system will give every place on Earth an address based on three words.
May 26, 2016, 8am PDT
Recent data from Trulia reveals that the number of homes worth at least million dollars doubled in the past four years. Some places have a veritable monopoly on ritzy domiciles.
May 24, 2016, 7am PDT
The Downtown Project was envisioned as a five-year plan to develop a hub of start-ups, small businesses, and cultural attractions in Downtown Las Vegas, but things haven't gone according to schedule.
April 14, 2016, 2pm PDT
A Quartz article describes the recent announcement of the Model 3, and the subsequent response by the market, as a "slow-motion disruption of the global auto industry."
April 6, 2016, 2pm PDT
An article in Quartz laments the underwhelming results of a generation of gadgets intended to make houses technologically enabled.
February 11, 2016, 7am PST
Breaking news came in a pair this week for Google's self-driving car technology.
February 10, 2016, 8am PST
Sarasota County, Florida, has approved a plan to pave over forested wetlands and build parking for a Whole Foods Market. To compensate, the developer is donating another plot of wetlands to the public.
January 24, 2016, 9am PST
This sounds like a dream for a lot of Planetizen readers: building models for Legoland.
January 8, 2016, 12pm PST
A plan in Singapore to transform the former Keretapi Tanah Melayu railway will create a linear park ten times longer than the High Line.
December 31, 2015, 2pm PST
The spread of craft beer manufacturing around the United States has followed demographic patterns, along with friendly regulations.
December 22, 2015, 6am PST
Indonesia's capital, population 10 million, is slowly sinking below sea level. To protect itself and drive the economy, the city is building a 25-mile bird-shaped seawall, to be topped with luxury development.
December 11, 2015, 9am PST
Quartz makes the point that supermarkets alone won't solve the problem of poor diets among low-income Americans.
December 5, 2015, 1pm PST
Mexico City is considering a novel transit idea: two-person gondolas gliding along an aerial track. The costs of such a system may be far lower than extending the subway system.
October 9, 2015, 6am PDT
Did you know there's a place called Point No Point, in Hansville, Washington? It's quite pretty, actually, but is that reason enough to go there?
September 21, 2015, 1pm PDT
Manifesting predictions that many self-driving vehicles will serve as a new form of taxi service, Mercedes-Benz recently revealed some of its plans to develop a fleet of on-demand limousines.
July 21, 2015, 7am PDT
The origin story of one of the definitively American typologies—the shopping mall—is one of unintended consequences run amok. Could the next chapter of this story come closer to the author's intention?
July 8, 2015, 2pm PDT
Quartz shares a collection of data showing reasons for optimism on the road to a long, slow recovery.
July 3, 2015, 5am PDT
For the first time, full-color videos of the earth's surface will be made available to the public, with added options for paying customers. The imagery comes from two cameras on the International Space Station.
June 27, 2015, 9am PDT
The headline from Quartz doesn’t hold back: "Renewable energy just had its best year ever."
June 23, 2015, 5am PDT
It might surprise many that London does not offer overnight service on its subway system—while cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, and Sydney do. That will change in September, however.