15 Mar 2016

Why America May Wrongly Hate Those Roundabouts

Maps and data visualizations show the U.S. trailing much of the world when it comes

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14 Mar 2016

Vertical Urban Farms Finds Cute Endorser In Snoopy, Finally

A Montreal-based architecture firm has Snoopy make the case for turning New York’s MetLife Building

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14 Mar 2016

The Intricate & Intimate Relationship Between Pedestrians & Wi-Fi

Wireless access points can track the daily walking routes of crowds, allowing urban planners to

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18 Feb 2016

A Limit To Urban Height In Vancouver

We don’t always have to build up to fit more people into a city. Vancouver

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05 Feb 2016

A Vision Of Transforming Industrial Bareness To Eco-Villages

A landscape architect proposes exurban shipping districts you’d actually want to visit (or live in).

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19 Jan 2016

Amazing Strolls From Manhattan To Jersey City And Back

Manhattan isn’t far from Jersey City as the crow flies, but because of the Hudson

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14 Jan 2016

How Philly Made An All-In Bet On In-Sink Disposals

A trashy plan to create good gas. Between an in-sink garbage disposal and heaping food

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14 Jan 2016

Discover The Clearest (Obvious?) Link Why More Carparks Means More Cars

Long after it was painfully clear that cigarettes caused cancer, big tobacco companies maintained that

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07 Jan 2016

How To Turn Bland Infra To Something Beautifully Good

Infrastructure can be wielded as a means of promoting the common good or as an

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04 Jan 2016

The 10 Best Performing Cities Of 2015

What drives the economic momentum of the most dynamic metros in the United States? Each

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22 Dec 2015

10 Amazing Construction Technologies That Could Change The World

The effects of humans on the Earth are becoming more profound every day. Our energy

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21 Dec 2015

Can Cars That Park Themselves Reduce Traffic?

New England’s most densely populated city is testing a new way to alleviate congestion and

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16 Dec 2015

Want To Build Better Cities? Get Involved In Rail Projects

Our cities are slowing down. Traffic speeds have slowed in the world’s cities for 30

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10 Dec 2015

How Your London Subway Trains May Become Moving Walkways

Following its plan to bring London out of the shade with shadow-free skyscrapers, NBBJ has

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10 Dec 2015

How Your Future Mass Transit Commute May Become More Personal

Part mass transit, part personal mobility, the Next Future Transportation system is designed to act

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08 Dec 2015

Why In London, Beautiful Journeys Begin With Beautiful Trains

Air-conditioned walk-through carriages, with capacity for 1,500 customers, Wi-Fi and 4G Lightweight and energy efficient

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02 Dec 2015

Why Cities And Cars Are Soon To Get A Divorce

Last month, Oslo became the first major city to announce ambitions to go car-free by

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01 Dec 2015

Land Of Midnight Traffic Jams. More Fun? More Like Hell On Earth.

Metro Manila, on an urban level, was named as having the “worst traffic on Earth,”

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01 Dec 2015

Why Sustainability & Unbridled Growth Is A Match Made In Hell

Can Australians be sustainable and enjoy endless economic growth? It’s not likely. Steve Hatfield-Dodds argued

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27 Nov 2015

Silicon Valley’s Cause And Solution To Inequality Is The Same

San Francisco is a living crystal ball of what happens when a city refuses to

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20 Nov 2015

The Hidden Secret Adventures Underneath Downtown L.A.

This network of concrete passageways has an eerie past. Downtown Los Angeles is synonymous with

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02 Nov 2015

How Have Our Travel Habits Changed Over The Past 50 Years

We tend to assume that travel today is fundamentally different from what it was half

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29 Oct 2015

Why Small And Simple Is Key To Flood Resilience

How should cities respond to the threat of flooding? I think sometimes small, simple interventions

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29 Oct 2015

Liveable Cities : Who Decides What That Means And How We Achieve It

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has created a new ministry for cities and the built environment.

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22 Oct 2015

Resilience For Free : Protecting Vulnerable Communities

Clean Energy Group, through its Resilient Power Project, has released a new report analysing the

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21 Oct 2015

What A City Would Look Like If It Were Designed For Only Bikes (No Cars Allowed!)

Coasting down from your apartment on your personal bike ramp will be so fun. The

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20 Oct 2015

Why Smart Cities, As It Is Portrayed, Is Not Always Really Smart

Digital tracking systems – The smart city ‘is a promise to improve quality of life,

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16 Oct 2015

When Will Federal Government Get Cities And Urban Policy

The appointment of a federal minister for cities and the built environment is a signal

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09 Oct 2015

A 21st Century Smart Metrics Guide For Smart Cities

Smart cities make sense: they waste less, offer better quality of life and ensure a

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16 Sep 2015

Before-And-After Photo Of The World’s Best Street Designs

As a remarkable new photo archive of urban transformations shows, making city streets more user-friendly

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14 Sep 2015

How Spokane Started A “Smart Bus System”

The new tracking system will give riders a sense of security for where the bus

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14 Sep 2015

Why Traffic Will Cancel Christmas This Year

“If the mountain will not come to Mohamed, Mohamed must go to the mountain.” In

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03 Sep 2015

A Tale Of Four World Cities Compared

These four cities – home to a total of more than 80 million people –

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01 Sep 2015

How Christchurch Returned The City To Its Cycling Roots

After the 2011 disaster, residents were asked what they wanted from the city once known

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27 Aug 2015

The Transportation Choices That Millennials Want

To attract young professionals, cities increasingly are going to have to think multi-modal. With no

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31 Jul 2015

Australia’s Queensland Set To Become Sunnier With Largest Solar Farm

A sea of glass panels may soon be sprawling across a paddock in Queensland’s Darling

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24 Jul 2015

Why The True Cost Of Suburban Sprawl Will Surprise You, Or Not

Two new studies demonstrate the true costs of sprawl, and attempt to show that if

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21 Jul 2015

Why eGovernment Has Such A Long Way To Go

The video accompanying this story was produced for NIC in support of its Innovation Nation

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23 Jun 2015

Internet Infrastructure Field Guide In New York

Many people don’t think about the physical, tangible framework that allows them to surf the

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18 Jun 2015

Building Infrastructure That Cleans The Air

Barcelona is building a traffic bridge out of pollution-neutralizing concrete. Chicago has paved a road

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09 Jun 2015

How To Make Infrastructure Sexy

INFRASTRUCTURE IS VITAL, BUT TOTALLY BORING. ONE CHICAGO AGENCY TRIES TO SPICE THINGS UP WITH

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25 May 2015

A New Life For Dead Malls

Developers have had to to get creative when it comes to salvaging America’s failing shopping

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09 May 2015

Neighbourhood-Scale Development Benefits

By taking advantage of increased efficiencies, developing on a precinct or neighbourhood scale creates smarter

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04 May 2015

Infrastructure Criticality

There is no doubt that this remains among the most difficult economic environments we have

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04 May 2015

Births And Rebirths Of Cities

I’m writing this from Belgrade – a city that, [13+] years ago, was the target of

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29 Apr 2015

Ten Things For The Perfect City

A hipster economy and celebrities misbehaving in public are also essential for the ideal city.

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11 Apr 2015

The One Chart That Explains All Your Traffic Woes

When we build more roads, we invite more cars. If you’ve ever found yourself stuck

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25 Mar 2015

Streets Are For People, Not Cars

What makes cities vibrant and successful? Top of the list is urban spaces – including streets

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19 Mar 2015

We Need Agile Cities

If we are to make cities work for people in the future, to enable economic

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14 Feb 2015

What Old Transit Maps Can Teach Us About A City’s Future

An analysis of once-rejected, later-constructed routes in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Houston. Houston, Atlanta, and

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