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.
Since the addition of a pedestrian plaza in Times Square, New York City is seeing big improvements in air quality.
3 | April 14, 2011 8:19am |
There's a quick, cheaper way to deal with toxic brownfield sites in cities: add solar panels.
6 | April 13, 2011 10:49am |
Further details of the $40 billion budget cuts were released yesterday, and it doesn't look good for cities.
15 | April 13, 2011 4:01am |
A new digital forum lets you speak up about how to make New York City's public space more livable. It's a model other cities should use.
2 | April 12, 2011 8:37am |
Security cameras that track license plates are helping NYPD stop crime. But are they too invasive?
10 | April 11, 2011 2:26pm |
Want to fix your city? There's an app for that. SeeClickFix makes it easy to inform city officials about problems in your city -- from traffic signal outages to unkempt parks. See how it works.
3 | April 8, 2011 4:49am |
A new bill would give six cities grants to integrate technologies like real-time traffic and transit data and synchronized traffic lights into transportation systems.
3 | April 7, 2011 10:30am |
Cash-strapped Quincy, Mass. has entered into a partnership with a private builder to help overhaul their downtown.
1 | April 7, 2011 7:08am |
Detroit plans to downsize by consolidating neighborhoods to make the city use resources more efficiently. But will it work?
8 | April 6, 2011 12:21pm |
A new survey by the National Association of Realtors finds that more Americans want to live in smart growth communities over sprawling ones.
4 | April 5, 2011 9:10am |
A new EPA program will help 32 cities with practical planning solutions to make their communities more sustainable.
April 4, 2011 9:38am |
An interactive map from Forbes gives a fascinating look at American migration patterns.
2 | March 31, 2011 9:28am |
A new UN report shows that cities are major contributors to climate change. But are they also the solution?
10 | March 30, 2011 2:17pm |
Trees might not get all the attention when it comes to sustainable cities, but their benefits shouldn't be overlooked.
12 | March 29, 2011 5:30am |
The European Union has an ambitious goal of eliminating cars from city center's by 2050. How will they pull it off?
8 | March 28, 2011 11:00am |
To help cut transportation emissions by 60 percent, the European Commission says it must eliminate cars from city centers.
5 | March 28, 2011 8:23am |
Because of costs to replace freeways and a desire for more livable cities, many cities are deciding to tear them down. But will it make congestion worse? You might be surprised.
8 | March 25, 2011 9:12am |
Detroit's population hasn't been this low since the 1910 census. Can density get the city on the right track?
11 | March 23, 2011 8:02am |
Chicago's Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) is a leader in height, can it also be a leader in solar energy?
10 | March 22, 2011 8:01am |
An analysis by CEOs for Cities finds that cities with compact development and lots of transit options can significantly reduce their dependence on oil and gas.
6 | March 22, 2011 7:12am |