July 18, 2011, 5am PDT
An Australian study indicates that in large cities in Europe, North America and Australia, driving has 'peaked' largely due to congestion causing a limit to commuter's travel, known as the Marchetti wall.
July 7, 2011, 1pm PDT
A post at <em>Fast Company</em> describes the House in the Outskirts of Brussels as business in front and a party in back. (SEE IMAGES).
July 1, 2011, 11am PDT
Artist Candy Chang has taken an old building in Fairbanks, Alaska and turned it into a public idea board that asks locals what they think should be done with it.
June 6, 2011, 8am PDT
Fast Company lines up the greenest skyscrapers in the world, from the Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China to London's famous Gherkin.
May 30, 2011, 1pm PDT
The new stickers offer significantly more useful information for comparing a new vehicle's gas mileage to other cars, including how much a year's worth of gas will cost you and the impact of that car on the environment.
May 23, 2011, 8am PDT
Can drivers be scared into being more careful around pedestrians? A new scare tactic is in the works for the common WALK/DON'T WALK traffic light.
May 18, 2011, 5am PDT
Fast Company chooses Houston as its 2011 City of the Year, citing its sense of opportunity and general affordability as the major reasons for its selection.
May 6, 2011, 10am PDT
D.C.'s Office of Planning is launching a pilot program to do just that.
April 20, 2011, 9am PDT
When one thinks of prefab, its usually a lowslung modernist building sitting by itself on a lot. A group of designers and engineers are debuting a plan for multi-story prefabricated buildings.
March 31, 2011, 2pm PDT
Architecture prof. Ron Rael redesigns the U.S./Mexico border to encourage interesting interactions rather than just exclusion.
March 30, 2011, 12pm PDT
This series of graphics shows which states do the most for bicycle commuters, and which states have the most bicycle commuters.
March 26, 2011, 7am PDT
Landscape architect and designer Ken Smith talks about some things that inspire him, such as William H. Whyte's classic book The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces.
March 8, 2011, 10am PST
For over a decade, the City of New York has disposed of thousands of old subway cars by tossing them into the Atlantic Ocean. The "Artificial Reefs Program," as it is known, is considered by the city as an environmentally friendly method of disposal.
February 25, 2011, 8am PST
A new conference that debuted in San Francisco this week is devoted to creating smarter, greener, and more prosperous cities for the future.
February 23, 2011, 11am PST
Frustrated by inadequate public transportation and environmental degradation caused by traffic congestion in the city, a Mumbai MBA student attempts to introduce bike-sharing to this mega-city.
February 20, 2011, 7am PST
Scientists are developing modular robots that can move themselves around the room and pull themselves into chairs, beds, desks, or whatever piece of furniture you need at the time.
February 7, 2011, 1pm PST
The Global Village Construction Set is a group of farmers and engineers who are developing an set of open-source designs for the forty tools one would need to create a self-sufficient life living off of the land.
January 8, 2011, 11am PST
<em>Fast Company</em> runs down a list of the "smartest" cities in the world. First place goes to Songdo City, in South Korea.
January 5, 2011, 8am PST
Harvard GSD graduate Ju-Hyun Kim thinks we should be building amusement parks as skyscrapers, cutting down on the costly commute to the outside of town.
December 28, 2010, 8am PST
IBM is partnering with the city of Rio de Janeiro to build a massive "citywide control room" to monitor and respond to emergencies.