Solving Cities is a daily observation through the lens of the city, analyzing the physical and digital infrastructure and systems that make urban areas work more intelligently.
A real estate expert predicts that this year will bring a stronger housing market, from "smart cities."
January 4, 2012 7:55am |
An 800-foot-long zipline is being installed in downtown Indianapolis. Find out why.
4 | January 3, 2012 12:43pm |
It's a bold statement: green cities can save the global economy. Alex Steffen thinks it's possible. Find out how.
2 | January 3, 2012 8:12am |
Cities struggled financially in 2011, but that doesn't mean big urban projects aren't on the way. Here are seven to keep your eye on in 2012.
1 | January 3, 2012 5:56am |
In the world's seventh largest city, outdoor advertising is banned. Five years after the law was put in place, how are residents and businesses reacting?
8 | January 2, 2012 9:38am |
In 2004, Chicago opened Millennium Park which has lead to $1.4 billion of economic activity in the area. Now they've unveiled plans for a much larger open space project. Check out the impressive...
4 | December 20, 2011 8:00pm |
It's a simple question, "What would you build in your city?", but a new D.C. startup thinks it could transform the traditional patterns of real-estate development.
1 | December 20, 2011 5:15am |
The Miami Marlins are pouring millions into a new green stadium, but will poor transit planning keep the stadium from filling up?
2 | December 19, 2011 7:17pm |
The number of vacant properties in U.S. cities is on the rise and they're taking a toll on our cities. Find out what some cities are doing about it.
8 | December 19, 2011 8:00am |
Gainesville, Fla. is quickly becoming a leader in solar energy production. They now have more solar installations per capita than California. Find out how they're doing it.
December 18, 2011 7:01pm |
Government 2.0 digitally breaks down information barriers between cities and the public. It's an idea that Google is getting behind.
December 15, 2011 8:06pm |
This is either the realization of a fantasy you've had while exploring IKEA or its your worst nightmare: IKEA has designed an entire neighborhood.
2 | December 14, 2011 6:30pm |
If you're going to stick a parking garage in a high-density downtown, you might well put a farm on it. That's what one Vancouver company is doing.
December 14, 2011 3:28pm |
Despite the harsh fiscal situations that U.S. cities have faced this year, city governments are finding ways to reinvent themselves to run more efficiently and effectively. Find out how.
December 14, 2011 3:30am |
For buildings that heat and cool on a large scale the temperature variability can be bitterly unreliable, wasting energy at the same time. Find out how New York City is working to change that.
December 13, 2011 4:00am |
New research shows that people tend to connect on Twitter with those who are in the same metropolitan region. Are we building stronger communities 140 characters at a time?
1 | December 12, 2011 4:00am |
TED has decided to give their annual prize to an idea (instead of a person) that will need lots of innovative thought: The City 2.0.
December 7, 2011 9:36pm |
Where can you find the most innovative smart growth projects in America? They're in places like New Mexico and South Dakota, and they're transforming their communities. Find out how.
1 | December 5, 2011 8:56pm |
With the help of IBM, Milwaukee could transform aquaponics gardening from a basement hobby into city-wide industry. Could it be the new trend in urban farming?
2 | November 30, 2011 10:09pm |
A new map shows just how much we like to cluster together in cities.
2 | November 29, 2011 8:01pm |