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Lilium Urbanus is an award-winning animation depicting the growth of a city from a single seed
August 22, 2011, 7:11 PM PDT | By Christopher Mims
Many choose to be carless in the city. But 700,000 households in the largest U.S. metro regions have no access to cars or transit.
August 18, 2011, 8:21 PM PDT | By Tyler Falk
Research from the University of London shows a link between disease resistance and populations that have lived in urban areas for a long period of time.
August 17, 2011, 9:00 PM PDT | By Tyler Falk
Imagine if transit agencies that run the most popular transit lines in the United States didn’t have to worry about major budget cuts, service cuts, or fare increases. Hong Kong provides a...
August 16, 2011, 7:53 PM PDT | By Tyler Falk
All over the world, the inhabitants of cities are figuring out how to recycle their water supply ad infinitum
August 15, 2011, 11:00 AM PDT | By Christopher Mims
The Place Pulse project uses big data, massive number crunching and the power of 100,000 snap human judgements to figure out what, exactly, makes a place appealing
August 12, 2011, 10:00 AM PDT | By Christopher Mims
Is your city a great city? This wallet-sized chart, possibly inspired by seafood guides, will let you evaluate the long-term prospects of any potential new home.
August 11, 2011, 3:47 PM PDT | By Christopher Mims
One of the most sophisticated demos of augmented reality to date transforms a drab model cityscape into a colorful, bustling metropolis
August 10, 2011, 12:52 PM PDT | By Christopher Mims
Is there any more potent a symbol of our civilization’s shift away from oil dependency and sprawl than a mobile devices company growing larger than the world’s largest oil company?
August 9, 2011, 12:02 PM PDT | By Christopher Mims
To help lower energy use in commercial buildings some cities are requiring building owners to make energy use public knowledge.
August 4, 2011, 4:00 AM PDT | By Tyler Falk