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The challenge “activated local networks of innovators who are showing early staying power,” the Knight Foundation says at it winds down the contest.
David Hatch June 12, 2017

Precise, high-definition, three-dimensional maps would enable autonomous cars to recognize traffic lights, turns and dips in roads, Forbes and Nikkei report. 

September 12, 2016

Many residents of Egypt’s sprawling capital would rather place a small home-delivery order than brave the heat and traffic, the New York Times reports. 

September 6, 2016

Cities are passing laws that require growth to be upward, taxing unoccupied dwellings and adding buffers to limit expansion, Apolitical reports. 

August 30, 2016

A typical superblock consists of nine square blocks, with the periphery open to all traffic but only local access to interior streets, Vox reports. 

August 22, 2016
A deep focus on social equity, civic participation and green spaces has made Austria's capital one of the world's best places to live.
Saransh Sehgal August 18, 2016

The urban innovation contest will focus on ways to help U. S. cities bolster talent, economic prosperity and civic engagement, the Knight Foundation says.

August 18, 2016

Chicago and Kansas City are reviving vacant buildings as Newark and Birmingham pursue urban food strategies, the New York Times reports. 

August 3, 2016

The Building and Construction Authority will use the rotating lab to test a variety of innovations for the interior and facades of tropical structures.

July 29, 2016

The software designed by Amnesty International Brazil features crowd-sourced data on shootouts, location, injuries and fatalities, PRI reports. 

July 18, 2016
Most of the world's cities don't have official street names or addresses. A UK company has a way to fix that.
Flavie Halais July 14, 2016
The ridesharing service is putting more money in the pockets of drivers and inspiring them to open what is often their first bank accounts.
Flavie Halais July 13, 2016
20 cities across Latin America and the Caribbean are finalists in a competition for ideas to make cities better.
Christopher Swope July 8, 2016

Elevated walkways shelter pedestrians from the elements, fumes and noise, allowing them to navigate cities with ease, Places Journal reports.  

June 27, 2016
In a time of fiscal austerity, the innovative funding technique is a way to keep momentum behind neighborhood projects.
Athlyn Cathcart-Keays June 17, 2016

South Korea’s fourth largest city is its first to adopt a long-range wireless network for self-driving cars and other innovations, TechCrunch reports. 

June 16, 2016
The Incet factory in Turin's Barriera di Milano neighborhood sat in ruins for years. Now it is becoming a center for people to gather and share ideas.
Simone d'Antonio June 3, 2016

A Mexican startup has teamed with LoJack on a fleet of unmanned aircraft that can augment law enforcement, Fusion.net reports. 

May 24, 2016

Two small U. S. cities are experimenting with mobility concepts that could serve as templates for other municipalities, NPR reports. 

May 12, 2016

Gizmodo reports on “Project Sidewalk.” 

April 25, 2016

The New Urbanism Film Festival in Toronto is screening 30 short documentaries on neighborhood revitalization, urban farming, cycling culture and other topics.

April 22, 2016
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