March 17, 2010, 1pm PDT
In a recent piece in Wired, Clive Thompson suggests that the solution to the problem of texting while driving is not to stop texting, but to stop driving. The popularity of texting is a good reason to support public transit.
April 23, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>From mile-high skyscrapers and floating cities, a look back at some of of the impractical and unrealized dreams of architects and planners.</p>
April 13, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>As the site adds more transit systems to its database, some hope that Google's transit route planner could become as useful as its car route mapping software.</p>
April 9, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>With a growing population, a sprawling urban landscape, and uncertain public funding, Los Angeles seems to be hoping for a miracle with its latest transportation planning effort.</p>
June 29, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>There are good reasons why the U.S. hasn't built a high-speed rail network. But there are just as many, if not more, good reasons why it should.</p>
April 6, 2006, 1pm PDT
While Pictometry's new mapping technology is being used for public safety, it's also being used by building officials who don't have to leave the office to see who's building without a permit.
January 5, 2006, 1pm PST
Prefabricated housing used to be a dirty word in the housing business. Today, many designer prefab houses are an affordable and elegant solution -- maybe even the "holy grail of modernism".
December 2, 2005, 5am PST
Scenario planning can work and save lives. But only if we heed the warnings.
November 29, 2005, 5am PST
A new book demonstrates that even the ugliest industrial structures have a certain beauty when you consider their utility.