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 new study shows how cities big and small have developed innovative transportation systems. Find out what cities made the list.
4 | February 23, 2011 9:00am |
See what cities across the U.S. are doing to improve bicycling infrastructure, and how it's paying off.
8 | February 22, 2011 9:24am |
A new city ordinance will increase efficiency in commercial buildings and hold them accountable to the public for their energy use.
7 | February 21, 2011 6:01pm |
Salt Lake City might not be the first city you think of when it comes to public transportation. But think again. Its mayor explains how the city is embracing its vast transit options.
2 | February 18, 2011 8:17am |
A major street in L.A. will soon add the city's first protected bike lanes, and build a more walkable transit-friendly street.
2 | February 16, 2011 12:47pm |
Cleveland and Miami are littered with unproductive vacant lots, but one group thinks that turning them into parks could rejuvenate the cities.
21 | February 16, 2011 9:40am |
Jersey City is embracing the sustainable urban design practice of transit-oriented development. See how they're doing it.
1 | February 15, 2011 2:22pm |
Pittsburgh has adopted new rules to make it easier to farm in the city. Will it spark more urban agriculture?
5 | February 14, 2011 2:49pm |
It's easy to name romantic cities -- Paris, Venice, Rome -- even if you've never visited, but do you know what makes these cities such love hubs? Find out.
2 | February 14, 2011 10:05am |
To encourage more bikes and pedestrians, one French city wants to lower its speed limit to 18 MPH.
11 | February 14, 2011 8:17am |
The ideal of living among the natural world is popular among traditional environmentalists. But is it more green to live among concrete than trees?
13 | February 10, 2011 12:10pm |
U.S. News & World Report offers its list of the 10 best cities for public transportation. Did your city make the list? You might be surprised.
33 | February 10, 2011 8:52am |
Navigating cities in a car can be challenging for older people. Fortunately, two cities are planning specifically with seniors and people of all ability levels in mind.
1 | February 9, 2011 2:30pm |
Welcome to SmartPlanet's newest blog, Solving Cities. From urbanism to infrastructure to government 2.0 to green building, contributor Tyler Falk will bring us the latest news and help us...
1 | February 9, 2011 2:22pm |
Chrysler's "Imported from Detroit" Super Bowl commercial was impressive. But it's not another car that will make Detroit a thriving city. It's urban density.
13 | February 9, 2011 6:18am |