Detroit is known for many things: its once-bustling auto industry, its repurposing of empty factories, its musical history. But public transport wonks know it for something else, an unusual historical fact about its road system.
In the first half of the 20th century, artists came up with gorgeous designs for New York City, Columbus, Houston, and other American cities, imagining them as havens of efficient transportation, dense urban living, and space age architecture.
At sunset tonight, anyone in Manhattan can flock to the major thoroughfares for the bi-annual sunset that aligns perfectly with the city grid. But Manhattan isn't the only city with a Stonehenge-day to illuminate concrete canyons of skyscrapers.
The Google bus riots were one of the most futuristic protests that the San Francisco Bay Area has ever seen. But is the protesters' rage against rich techies misplaced? According to one city planner, there is some truth to the idea that these shuttles raise rents.
How do you turn your pizza delivery bike into a TRON light cycle? Simple: slap a GPS tracker on the back, run your delivery routes, then add the light ribbons in later. Do that with enough bicycles, and you get the beautiful view of nighttime delivery routes featured here.
Urban population growth is skyrocketing. The majority of people on Earth live in cities, and most of the water they drink has to be shipped in. Scientists say that by 2050, many cities will have seasonal water shortages.