14 Sep 2017

The Emotional Joy Of Walking In The Nocturnal City

With technology whittling away at our attention spans, our sense of place is vanishing. In

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02 Aug 2017

A Super Helpful Guide to Equitable City Growth

  When there’s a big project with public dollars in the city of New Orleans,

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24 May 2017

The Top 10 Most Powerful Cities In The World

We often think of ‘magnetism’ as a human quality, as well as a physical phenomenon.

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03 May 2017

Groove Out To New York Transit With the ‘Multimodal Symphony’

A chaotic animation portrays a full day of New York traffic, from buses to taxis

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23 Mar 2017

Before You Migrate To Greener Pastures, Beware. Read This First.

Asia dominates the top of the latest index while Britain plummets down the rankings. SINGAPORE

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23 Jul 2016

Plaza 33 & The Art Of Making Cities For People, Not Cars

“Plaza 33” is back, transforming the eastern half of 33rd Street between Seventh Avenue and

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30 Jun 2016

Viewpoints & Wisdom For Designing Cities, By Our Elders

From tackling isolation in Leicester to better footpaths in Dhaka, you shared your experiences of

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18 May 2016

In The City That Never Sleeps, You May Soon Also Walk On Water

This bridge would restore a link between Brooklyn and Governors Island. New York hasn’t built

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21 Mar 2016

New York City Neighborhood, A Precursor To America’s Urban Future

When you exit the elevated number 7 subway at the 74th Street station in the

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11 Mar 2016

2 Charts To Understand Slow Wage Growth In New York

Low-wage jobs have increased but the pay hasn’t kept pace with inflation, according to a

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03 Mar 2016

10 Cities That Are Shaping The Future Of Urban Living

Cities are frequently at the front line of innovation when it comes to addressing the

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24 Nov 2015

How A New York Urban Farm Is Fighting Big Oppressive Food Systems

On a small farm in Grafton New York, a group of people are dismantling oppressive

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17 Nov 2015

Why New York Raises The Bar For Hourly Minimum Wage

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he will raise the minimum wage for state workers

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05 Nov 2015

Sublime Photography With iPhone And Herman’s Brilliance

For decades, Robert Herman shot street photography mainly in New York and primarily on Kodachrome

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22 Oct 2015

Resilience For Free : Protecting Vulnerable Communities

Clean Energy Group, through its Resilient Power Project, has released a new report analysing the

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14 Oct 2015

Three Ancient Cities To Rival London, Paris And New York

London, Paris and New York are global cities: modern hubs for travel, technology and trade,

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08 Oct 2015

Why New York, Not London, Is The Economic Powerhouse Of The World

New York and London are both powerhouse cities, competitive in everything from fashion, music, and

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30 Sep 2015

How NYC Will Cut A Million Tons Of Emissions From City Buildings

Mayor Bill de Blasio will announced a multi-faceted plan to speed progress in the city’s

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29 Sep 2015

The New Tool Helping Cities Build Sustainably

Before constructing new infrastructure, government agencies are starting to evaluate projects’ potential economic, environmental and

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10 Sep 2015

How Should We Design Cities To Make The Most Of Urban Ecosystems?

Back in 1839, public health expert J F Murray published his article The Lungs of

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02 Sep 2015

How Transportation Nourishes And Shapes Urban Communities

It is estimated that by 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities.

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29 Jul 2015

19th-Century Arches Could Be Key To Pedestrian Safety

Matthew Falber led walking tours of Central Park for years before the idea struck. After

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21 Jul 2015

How NYC Transit Leverages Analytics For Better Services

New York City Transit Uses Analytics to Improve Service to Public To make sense of

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23 Jun 2015

Internet Infrastructure Field Guide In New York

Many people don’t think about the physical, tangible framework that allows them to surf the

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11 Jun 2015

Dan Doctoroff and Google Announce Sidewalk Labs

NEW YORK – Dan Doctoroff, the former CEO of Bloomberg LP and Deputy Mayor of

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09 Jun 2015

Amazing Foods Make Amazing Cities

Food is a powerful draw – gourmand travellers will roam far and wide for a

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09 Jun 2015

Why The Future Looks Smaller

CITIES AND RENTERS ARE STARTING TO ACCEPT APARTMENTS THAT ARE JUST 350 SQUARE FEET. HERE’S

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08 Jun 2015

Cities For The Super-Rich

London has the highest concentration of the world’s wealthiest individuals, followed closely by Tokyo, Singapore,

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19 May 2015

The Best Active Designs That Help People Live Healthier Lives

Design influences our health and quality of life, for better or worse and in ways

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18 May 2015

Living In : The World’s Best Cities For Expats

Whether assessing the local climate, calculating the cost of living or understanding how easily you

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16 May 2015

Mapping The Age Of Every Building In Manhattan

A tool called Urban Layers tracks Manhattan’s rise, block by block, since 1765. The Harlem

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15 May 2015

NYC PLANS TO GIVE RESIDENTS $70 MILLION WORTH OF WI-FI

In an effort to further bridge the New York City’s digital divide, the de Blasio

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14 May 2015

4 Government Smart Ideas That You May Want To Steal

  InformationWeek this week announced its Elite 100, an annual ranking of the most innovative

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11 May 2015

A Sky Portal From Subway Depths

The centerpiece of New York’s New Fulton Center, the Sky-Reflector Net recalls an era when

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30 Apr 2015

10 Most Walkable Cities In America

Cities that make life easier for pedestrians are, to many, better places to live. Studies

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24 Apr 2015

Data And Stories Beneath Citi Bikes That Never Sleep

When Ben Wellington started teaching statistics to urban planners at Pratt Institute’s Graduate Center for

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23 Apr 2015

NYC Underrated Basic Human Right, Public Drinking Water

Water as a liquid has no shape. It acquires definition from its surroundings, providing boundaries

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17 Apr 2015

What Your City Would Look Like In Tron

Stacks of geometric blue shapes represent skyscrapers. Cars become shooting yellow dashes moving across the

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16 Apr 2015

Throwback Thursday : Forgotten Plans For NYC Worth Looking Into

New Yorkers can be thankful that some of the “great ideas” of past visionaries never

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14 Apr 2015

When Do The World’s Best Cities Go To Sleep?

24-hour transport, late shopping and bars without lockouts are key to a global city. But

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09 Apr 2015

Gunshots In New York? It’s Being Watched (Or Heard).

New York City is the latest city to implement gunshot detection system ShotSpotter, on a trial

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08 Apr 2015

From Dawn To Dusk : Timeslice Images Of Cities

Dan Marker-Moore, aka DANOR.ST, is an aerial photographer who captures awe-striking vistas from bi-planes, helicopters,

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07 Apr 2015

Landscape Essential For Healthier Cities

The state of the nation’s health is rarely out of the news, and much has

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06 Apr 2015

Big Apple. Big Cities. Big Data.

In mid-2011, New York found itself gripped by a series of horrible tragedies: Five people,

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12 Mar 2015

New York’s New Endangered Resource

‘Supertall’ buildings are sprouting like beanstalks in central New York, costing its citizens precious sunshine

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06 Mar 2015

The World’s Safest Cities

Asian and European cities come out on top. At number 10, New York City is

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03 Mar 2015

Frozen Apple : New York Winter 2015

During the past weeks severe snowstorms and freezing temperatures enveloped the city of New York

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23 Feb 2015

Rethinking High-Rise Living In New York City

Behind every great apartment building is a structural system, and in cities it’s usually steel

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13 Feb 2015

Dealing With Blizzards In Major US Cities

Whether two inches or two feet, snowfall can wreak havoc on a city – as

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12 Feb 2015

Day-Night Cityscapes In Pictures

US photographer Stephen Wilkes spends 15 hours perched on a rooftop or crane photographing each

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