A visual tour of how e-commerce and digitization might impact city streetscapes—for better or worse.
What began as a policy innovation to help organize cities has contributed to segregation and severe housing shortages.
Containerization transformed everything from the urban labor force to suburban shopping.
A Sidewalk Talk series that explores some of the major advances in urban technology, design, and policy across history — from Roman sewers to real-time transit.
Traffic lights did make city intersections safer for cars, but they came at the expense of pedestrian freedom.
The Ancient Romans first tackled sewage systems, but it took a cholera outbreak for 19th-century London to master them.
Elevators proved to be a primary engine of urban density over the last century, boosting economies of scale for big cities and redefining urban life.
The path to a more sustainable city goes right through the multi-family waste room.
Making the most of city parks and the public realm means learning more about how people use them.
New design innovations can dramatically reduce the need for fossil fuels to help heat or cool a building.
Navigation apps that show the true cost of a trip might nudge people into making a different decision.
Introducing Doppelgänger, Model Lab’s open-source population synthesizer.
Never again wonder what we were thinking, doing, and reading about the future of cities on a given week.
By relying on sharper data, new approaches to modeling can lead to faster policies and greater consensus.
Emerging traffic technologies promise to improve safety while moving everyone — not just drivers.
Our NYC Transit Explorer shows how long it takes to get anywhere in the city by bus or subway. Even during L-mageddon.
When we do finally close the digital divide, everything will change in cities, writes @DanDoctoroff in @WiredUK
Improving urban health outcomes requires dramatically better access, and a commitment to addressing the underlying social and environmental factors.