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Reclaim the Golf Courses

The world after golfing is a greener, more accessible one.
Jordan Pearson
2.28.18
On Edge

This Scientist Is Using VR to Understand Why Skyscrapers Stress People Out

I put on a VR helmet and joined in the study.
James Jackson
12.6.17
urban planning

Sexism and the City

Most cities were designed around men and their work. It's time for that to change.
Ankita Rao
5.15.17
Canada

Don’t Plant Trees, Say Calgary Residents Who Fear Criminals Will Hide in Them

There’s actually a long history of protesting tree-planting because of crime.
Kate Lunau
9.8.16
Pokemon Go

How Augmented Reality Will Reshape Cities

Pokémon Go—and the frustrations it's causing in physical space—could catalyze a new form of virtual urban zoning.
Geoff Manaugh
8.11.16
Design

Cities Will Have to Be Redesigned to Confuse Invading Robots

The fatal Tesla Autopilot crash earlier this month opened a new can of worms: How will our cities be designed to trick robots?
Geoff Manaugh
7.15.16
Numbers

The Math That Shows How Fewer Roads Can Lead to Less Traffic Congestion

Meet the Braess paradox.
Michael Byrne
9.6.15
News

Whose Smart City? Tomorrow's Cities Need to Be Shaped by Residents

Bringing some people power back into urban planning.
Emiko Jozuka
6.19.15
Gaming

'Skylines,' Your Favorite 'SimCity' Replacement, Just Got a Flight Simulator

The game is only a month old, but it already has a bunch of add-ons made by eager fans.
Zack Kotzer
3.25.15
egypt

Egypt's Silicon Valley-Inspired Plan to Build a Utopian Capital to Replace Cairo

Egypt says it's going to build a brand new Capital city for five million people, from scratch.
Brian Merchant
3.17.15
Design

​There Are Only Four Types of City in the World, Says Math

Physicists discover that Brooklyn has a touch of Brussels and that Buenos Aires is in a class all its own.
Becky Ferreira
10.8.14
cities

This 107 Million Person 'SimCity' Region Is a Portrait of Our Megacity Future

When you've got one Earth and an unending boom in population growth, the gravitational pull of the world's economic and population centers will continue to drag rural dwellers in.
Derek Mead
8.29.14