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A “Living Building” in Seattle is more like a self-contained spaceship than a conventional building — and its investors anticipate profiting as a result
August 31, 2011, 8:17 AM PDT | By Christopher Mims
Looking for the world’s most livable cities? Check out Australia and Canada.
August 30, 2011, 7:17 PM PDT | By Tyler Falk
Alleys don’t have a reputation as amazing public spaces, but a trend in northwest cities is changing that.
August 30, 2011, 5:07 AM PDT | By Tyler Falk
In recent years, Apple and Yelp are among nearly a dozen tech firms that have been drawn to New York City’s Union Square, which has been aptly termed Silicon Square. Find out the city is...
August 29, 2011, 5:01 AM PDT | By Tyler Falk
What will Manhattan look like if Irene brings a severe storm surge to the city this Sunday? In 2005, the Canadian Climate Center used Google Earth to simulate a category 2 hurricane on top of a...
August 26, 2011, 3:25 PM PDT | By Christopher Mims
Austin, Texas is considering a new master plan that would help the city take a big step toward improving its downtown and making it a sustainable city. Check out their blueprint for sustainability.
August 26, 2011, 4:20 AM PDT | By Tyler Falk
New York City is the most dense major city in the U.S. So how much land could possibly be available to farm? You might be surprised.
August 24, 2011, 7:54 PM PDT | By Tyler Falk
Who would have thought that Earth would be the first planet humanity would terraform? National Geographic tackles our planet’s future climate in a new show.
August 24, 2011, 2:12 PM PDT | By Christopher Mims
The inhabitants of Samsoe don’t use any fossil fuels — in fact, they export renewable energy to the mainland
August 23, 2011, 4:03 PM PDT | By Christopher Mims
A tour bus design that’s one part public transportation, another part bike-share could help to better connect tourists to the city.
August 22, 2011, 8:31 PM PDT | By Tyler Falk