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.
December 23, 2010, 9am PST
Gov 2.0 is on the rise, and an increasing amount of cities and groups are getting behind efforts to improve the way cities function by better processing their data.
December 17, 2010, 2pm PST
Artist Lori Nix has created an installation she calls simply, "The City". It consists of detailed dioramas of crumbling public institutions like libraries, churches, and malls.
December 17, 2010, 1pm PST
Mobile broadband, government-sponsored cloud computing, smart devices - these are a few of the technologies that cities should be thinking about for the future, says the Institute for the Future in a new report.
December 2, 2010, 12pm PST
Three buildings have survived from Weeksville, despite being located in bustling Brooklyn. A $32 million museum and community center will open next summer at the site.
November 27, 2010, 7am PST
A new model of subway car designed by BMW and Siemens is being built for the Warsaw, Poland Metro. The aluminum chassis is reportedly 97.5% recyclable.
November 11, 2010, 10am PST
A new law requiring city agencies and departments to make "reasonable efforts" to publish their data received unanimous support from the Board of Supervisors.
November 6, 2010, 7am PDT
The Expo’s stated theme was “Better City, Better Life,” and organizers boasted it was the first World’s Fair devoted to the contemplation of cities.
October 1, 2010, 12pm PDT
Spride Share is betting that Californians will, and a new bill signed into law by Gov. Schwarzenegger sorts out the insurance issues if they do so.
September 30, 2010, 2pm PDT
Amtrak has unveiled a $117 billion plan to build and increase high speed rail in the U.S.
September 26, 2010, 1pm PDT
Jan Gehl sits down with Greg Linsday to talk about his new book, <em>Cities for People</em>, if Phoenix could take lessons from New York, and "the needs of the urban habitat of homo sapiens."
September 23, 2010, 2pm PDT
Landscape architect Walter Hood feels a responsibility to educate and engage the public in his design commissions, from the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park to a light rail station in Crenshaw, California.
September 22, 2010, 1pm PDT
A design company from Barcelona is selling airports on the idea of installing luxury sleep "bubbles" in terminals. Two international airports have reportedly signed up.
September 8, 2010, 8am PDT
Cambodia has announced that it will build a new skyscraper that will be the tallest in Asia at 1,820 feet. Fast Company asks, why, in the face of grueling poverty, would they do such a thing?
August 24, 2010, 6am PDT
Many have called for "urban operating systems" to streamline how cities work, but few ideas have really taken hold. One small start-up, however, is making strides in developing that concept.
July 29, 2010, 10am PDT
The Public Buildings Service, which is responsible for charging and collecting rent on 9,600 public buildings across the 50 states, has been asked to go green by retrofitting and smartening its aging buildings.
July 22, 2010, 11am PDT
Suburbia has brainwashed Americans into being good capitalists, which brought about the economic crisis, according to neo-Marxist economic geographer David Harvey.
July 19, 2010, 6am PDT
Gensler has revealed the designs for The Museum of Bond Vehicles + Espionage, which will be located in Momence, Illinois. Momence, pop. 3000, is hoping the museum could jump start their economy and put them on the map.
July 16, 2010, 9am PDT
Designer Fabian Brunsing is responsible for "Pay & Sit: The Private Bench." Basically, it's a bench covered in metal spikes that retract when you feed it money.
July 16, 2010, 7am PDT
In an effort to entice the British government, designers PriestmanGoode have released this video displaying a shiny new bullet train slicing through country that invented the locomotive.