Inspired by the ubiquity of the Walkscore in digital real estate listings, a former Caltech mathematician has developed the most comprehensive way to measure and score urban environmental sound. And the Soundscore is a facet of liveability often forgotten.
In his third such decision in six months, Tanzanian president John Magufuli has canceled annual Union Day celebrations in the name of austerity and has instead channeled the budget towards the expansion of an important airport road in Mwanza, the country's second biggest city.
In spite of massive inequality and segregation, Washington D.C.’s culture of volunteerism and community engagement has enabled one organization – Washington Parks & People – to revitalize one of the city’s most notorious parks.
As part of the city's effort to produce 100% of its electricity through renewable energy, San Francisco's new legislation makes it the first major US city to require all buildings of 10 floors or less to integrate solar panels.
WikiHouse Foundation's Harry Knight speaks to us about the organization's mission to democratize the traditional housing supply chain through a commitment to open source principles, sustainable materials and digital design tools.
As marathon season kicks off, what do cities stand to gain from bringing their streets to a halt for a day? If the trends in fitness, technology, fashion, and the experience economy are any indication, marathons bring much more to urban destinations than a few thousand athletes...