urbanization

On Edge

My Husband and I Are Seriously Questioning Whether to Raise our Kid in the City

This time, when we sat down to talk about it, I taped our conversation.
Kate Lunau
12.6.17
accessibility

Toronto’s New Auditory ‘Beacons’ Will Help Blind People Navigate Downtown

They transmit navigation data directly to blind people’s phones.
Alison Motluk
9.12.17
solutions

Inside Denver's First 'Tiny Village' for the Homeless

Beloved Community Village could transform services for transgender Americans without homes.
David Cumming
7.27.17
AI FRom space

Play God With this New AI that Predicts Wealth from Space

Rewild whole neighborhoods or go full Robert Moses—the choice is yours with the newly launched Penny platform.
Becky Ferreira
7.25.17
Smart Cities

How an Old Industrial Ship Yard Created 7,000 New Jobs

Brooklyn Navy Yard President and CEO David Ehrenberg tells Motherboard how his non-profit reclaimed an industrial workspace and updated it for the 21st century.
Samantha Cole
5.28.17
After Dark

Amsterdam Has a 'Night Mayor' and He's Not Here Just to Party

Motherboard sat down with Mirik Milan, the original Night Mayor, to discuss why a vibrant nightlife integral to a successful city.
Grennan Milliken
5.27.17
psa

Tell Us What You Want the Future of Your City to Look Like

Motherboard is partnering with Smart Cities NYC 17 to cover the people shaping our urban environments of today and tomorrow.
Carl Franzen
4.27.17
Green Buildings

Chicago Says It Will Make All City Buildings 100 Percent Renewable By 2025

The Windy City wants to switch its municipal buildings entirely to clean energy in eight years.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
4.11.17
Radio Motherboard

Watch Live: Sci-Fi Author Kim Stanley Robinson on Climate Change And Staying Afloat in a Drowned New York

The acclaimed sci-fi author talks to Motherboard about his new novel 'New York 2140', set in a realistically flooded—but still thriving—Gotham.
Carl Franzen
3.21.17
deforestation

Rural Communities Are Losing More Forests Than Urban Ones

Americans now live 14 percent farther from forests than they did in 1990.
Grennan Milliken
2.22.17
nasa

Google’s ‘Timelapse’ Exposes Human Damage to Earth Over 32 Years

From the development of the Alberta oil sands to the desertion of Chernobyl, our satellites have been watching.
Becky Ferreira
12.2.16
WOLVES

The Red Wolf Is Mostly Coyote

Why that matters for wolf conservation, and the management of wild hybrid species in general.
Becky Ferreira
7.27.16