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The 14-Foot-Long Delivery System Transforming Gothenburg’s Roads
20 november 2015
The Swedish city’s Stadsleveransen pools deliveries for 500 shops and businesses—drastically reducing traffic and freeing up once-congested streets for pedestrians and cyclists
Cities of the Future Might Rely On Drones to Repair Themselves
29 october 2015
The University of Leeds is trialling sets of drones that would be used to fix potholes, street lights, and utility pipes
Is Shared Biking Strictly for the Affluent?
30 september 2015
As seen in London, ambitious cycling plans have many laudable aims but their delivery must be kept under proper scrutiny
Santa Monica Wants to Design Itself as a Happier Place
14 august 2015
Residents of this enclave west of Los Angeles appear blessed indeed, yet research by the Wellbeing Project has exposed tensions that carry implications for cities everywhere
Inside the Global Movement to Ban Billboards
13 august 2015
First it was São Paulo and now even New York have spawned movements to replace or ban outdoor advertising. Are we entering the age of ad-free cities?
Why Cities, And Their People, Need More Than Protected Views
15 july 2015
Writer and urbanist Leo Hollis considers changing policies around protected views, which seek to preserve a city's history and skyline amid increasing urban development
LCD Soundsystem Thinks New York’s Subway Din Should Be More Like a Symphony
19 june 2015
LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy wants to replace off-key bleeps subway turnstiles make with soothing musical notes, with Heineken footing the bill
South Korea to Get Its Own Version of New York’s High Line
19 may 2015
The inspired transformation of a highway in Seoul, rooftop parkour in Paris and 1,050km worth of cycling improvements in Istanbul
Is ‘Starchitecture’ the Civic Engine It’s Cracked Up to Be?
7 may 2015
Every struggling post-industrial city has the same idea: hire a star architect to design a branch of a famous museum, and watch your city blossom with culture. It worked for Bilbao ... didn’t it?
Flying Cars and Hoverboards Populate Past Visions of Future Cities
12 february 2015
From concepts of airborne cities to proposals for a dome over Manhattan, these grand plans and unbuildable designs set high expectations
How Vegas is Building the New Ideal for American Cities
11 february 2015
Long before America’s current urban revival, the Strip was ditching its streetside car parks for promenades and conceiving its own version of the ‘Bilbao effect’
LA’s Empty Freeway Provides a Glimpse of Carless Future
5 february 2015
A view from the middle lane of Route 101, one of America’s busiest freeways, as it undergoes a rare session of ‘swarm maintenance’
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