March 8, 2010, 8am PST
This piece from <em>Fast Company</em> looks at an effort by IBM to use computer systems to intuitively understand traffic systems and improve the way city infrastructure handles congestion.
March 5, 2010, 5am PST
The Swedish, apparently, long for community. Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture has proposed a redesign for an abandoned sanitarium, turning it into a green, multi-family community.
February 24, 2010, 2pm PST
Simon Properties Group is attempting to acquire rival General Growth Properties Inc., giving them a near-monopoly on America's malls. Will complete control of malldom give them the power to bring back this dying breed?
February 17, 2010, 5am PST
This piece from <em>Fast Company</em> looks at the legacy that will remain in Vancouver after the Olympics are over.
February 14, 2010, 9am PST
The town of Holyoke, Massachusetts has hired Cisco to create a technology-led urban revitalization plan.
February 8, 2010, 11am PST
Fast Company pulls together a handful of recent reports to paint a grim picture for the suburbs, as the number of people living in poverty rises, housing values decline, and infrastructure built in the 60s and 70s erodes.
February 2, 2010, 9am PST
Technology is going to be deeply integrated within New Songdo City, an instant city developing on a man-made island off the coast of Korea.
January 31, 2010, 5am PST
In the world of natural gas, Oklahoma City is ground zero. Sandridge, a large independent producer of natural gas, is parlaying its new importance into a $100 million investment in the downtown, complete with parkland.
January 8, 2010, 1pm PST
The "N Building" in Tokyo has a facade made up of digital QR codes- aim your phone at a window, and it will tell you all about the business, what's on sale, and what the people inside are Tweeting.
January 8, 2010, 10am PST
Fast Company notes a growing number of green building proposals that look exactly like volcanoes.
January 5, 2010, 11am PST
Mark Fuller has designed the new fountains for both CityCenter in Las Vegas and the new fountain for Lincoln Center in New York. Fast Company takes a look at the forces behind the flash.
January 4, 2010, 8am PST
New regulations in Virginia limiting their use may be the death knell for cul-de-sacs. Planners and developers debate their worth, but new studies show they aren't cost effective for cities, or even as safe as assumed.
December 23, 2009, 1pm PST
The designers of New York's popular High Line park have a radical new proposal for Cleveland's Public Square that turns the one square into four new ones.
December 10, 2009, 7am PST
Fast Company looks at six examples of architecture that rebelled, from SOM's Lever House to Boston's John Hancock Tower.
November 19, 2009, 12pm PST
St. Louis' Citygarden Sculpture Park is already being compared to NYC's High Line for its success in revitalizing a previously unused parcel of land.
November 17, 2009, 1pm PST
UCLA's cityLAB sponsored a competition to envision new ways public works projects could be used to improve the country's infrastructure. The winning idea: algae-based urban parks connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn.
November 10, 2009, 10am PST
A new report from IBM looks into the future of the trucking industry. The report predicts that new technologies for systems monitoring will become standard.
November 2, 2009, 6am PST
A proposed plan from Gensler and 4240 Architecture would turn an abandoned rail line in Chicago into an energy-generating, food-growing powerhouse. Oh, and a park too.
October 22, 2009, 1pm PDT
A Stanford professor and a UC Davis researcher say we could make the switch to 100% renewable energy by 2030... if we really want to.
October 16, 2009, 11am PDT
This article reviews the lengths Rio and Chicago went to show the Olympic Committee their green ambitions. Hint: both planted trees.