August 17, 2017, 9am PDT
Changing the color of L.A. streets and growing out the urban canopy are part of a campaign to fight the heat island in and around Los Angeles.
June 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
Good jobs, affordable housing, and quality of life rarely come in a total package. In fact, according to new analysis from the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, only three cities in the United States combine all three.
June 9, 2016, 8am PDT
LADOT’s first artist-in-residence will engage the city’s many subcultures, and its lively art scene, in his effort to improve pedestrian safety.
April 15, 2016, 5am PDT
If you've been waiting for a nice crossover of the Star Wars universe and the planning and urban design universe, here it is.
March 14, 2016, 9am PDT
The U.S Department of Transportation's Smart Cities Challenge will provide funding for seven finalists to further develop proposals to develop high-tech transportation solutions.
October 5, 2015, 5am PDT
More evidence is piling up that commuting by anything but private automobile can increase happiness, social capital, and health.
September 28, 2015, 1pm PDT
We call them Open Streets events. In French it's Journée Sans Voiture. On September 27, the world saw a car-free Paris.
September 10, 2015, 2pm PDT
An algorithm developed in Sweden adds an extra layer of reliability for rail commuters.
April 30, 2015, 12pm PDT
In this excerpt from the new book "LAtitudes: An Angeleno's Atlas," author Dan Koeppel tracks the 1899 Bicycle Highway from Los Angeles to Pasadena to discover why it was never finished.
December 31, 2014, 9am PST
A post on Gizmodo traces the long and evolving history of defensive fortifications and how they influenced how cities were built and how people lived.
November 19, 2014, 6am PST
Pay phones are over in New York City. Soon, however, 7,000 futuristic looking Link towers will be a standard presence among the New York streetscape.
August 7, 2014, 8am PDT
By assessing three different groups of indicators, researchers were able to tour thousands of blocks in Chicago through Google Street View and compare visual signs of reinvestment and renewal between 2007 and 2009.
May 25, 2014, 1pm PDT
The computing power required to mine bitcoins has drawn companies to Washington for the state's cheap, hydroelectric generated power.
May 8, 2014, 10am PDT
The popularity of Google Maps is well-documented, and as more users are using the software on their phones (remember when you had to print maps before you left your home or office?), Google's recent updates includes a bunch of new mobile features.
April 24, 2014, 11am PDT
Clear your schedule: a new feature on Google Street View allows users to click through images from the past.
April 10, 2014, 7am PDT
Inspired by the ciclovías of Bogotá, Colombia, open street events are growing in popularity around the world. Here’s a survey of nine events from around the world that close streets to cars and open them up to humans.
March 1, 2014, 9am PST
In the Netherlands, a radical idea is being tested: Self-contained "villages" where people with dementia shop, cook, and live together—safely.
January 7, 2014, 6am PST
During the nightly blackouts designed to protect London from aerial attack during World War II, authorities used white paint as a cheap tool for making the city navigable in the darkness. Could London offer lessons for building resilient cities?
October 17, 2013, 2pm PDT
People-powered street design is getting a major boost with the help of two new tools that make it easy to reimagine unsatisfactory streetscapes.
September 29, 2013, 7am PDT
A conference hosted by TED last week in New York continued the conversation the organization started last year with the awarding of its 2012 prize to The City 2.0. Alissa Walker looks at some of the most promising visions for the future of cities.