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After digitizing tourist hotspots, the creator of Microsoft’s PhotoSynth isn’t resting on his laurels — his next target is the entire planet.
October 26, 2011, 10:29 AM PDT | By Christopher Mims
London is working to clean up its air by charging a stiff fee to drivers of high-polluting vehicles within much of the Greater London region.
October 25, 2011, 7:47 PM PDT | By Tyler Falk
Are the most innovative cities in the world located in the U.S.? One Australian-based agency says so. Find out which cities are the most innovative in the world.
October 20, 2011, 8:15 PM PDT | By Tyler Falk
Could inverted skyscrapers built in old mine pits be the most sustainable way to live in the desert?
October 19, 2011, 9:23 PM PDT | By Tyler Falk
While cities radiate with higher temperature than the rural world, the urban heat island effect might play less of a role in global warming than you might imagine.
October 19, 2011, 5:24 PM PDT | By Tyler Falk
What started out as a protest in New York City has now spread throughout 900 cities around the world. But the Occupy Wall Street protest might not have started at all in New York City without the...
October 19, 2011, 4:39 AM PDT | By Tyler Falk
In Santa Cruz, Calif. police are testing a tool that is helping them to predict the spots in the city where a crime is most likely to take place.
October 17, 2011, 7:50 PM PDT | By Tyler Falk
The U.S. might be a car-dependent nation, but Richard Florida finds some interested trends in walkability in the largest U.S. cities.
October 14, 2011, 5:07 AM PDT | By Tyler Falk
More than 100 million people are expected to migrate from China’s countryside into its cities by 2020, posing major challenges for city planners.
October 13, 2011, 5:11 PM PDT | By Tyler Falk
Photographer Brian Ulrich’s ‘Is This Place Great or What’ is a meditation on what the future of our cities won’t be — oversize, sterile and driven by...
October 6, 2011, 11:20 AM PDT | By Christopher Mims