Smart and Resilient Cities
Google CEO Larry Page believes that focusing on innovation for cities is an opportunity to improve the lives of billions of people around the world.
The search engine giant is yet again diversifying its products. Google has co-created a startup,...read more
Researchers view the Colorado Rocky Mountains through an electricity-generating SolarWindow module. Photo courtesy SolarWindow Technologies
Made primarily out of hydrogen and carbon, the coating can turn see-through surfaces into solar p...read more
The firm released its ecoMetrics analysis tool at the CAGBC Conference. Image: Diamond Schmitt Architects
The firm's new ecoMetrics tool allows for a comprehensive analysis of data from energy simulation...read more
Photo: Malias/Wikimedia Commons
This quirky-sounding building code is a safety measure for the earthquake-prone nation.
Nature reclaimed the tracks long before the conversion to park started. Photo courtesy the606.org
The 2.7-mile stretch repurposes an abandoned elevated train track that snakes through Humboldt Pa...read more
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Lanes that are 10.5 feet wide have lower side impact crashes than standard 12-foot lanes, suggest...read more
Guerdon Modular Buildings is taking over the Eviva Downtown multifamily project. Rendering courtesy Guerdon Modular Buildings.
Guerdon Modular Buildings will provide modules for 118 apartments.
Screenshot depicts a Dutch cycle-friendly junction design. Photo: Screenshot of BicycleDutch video
Protected intersections arrange traffic so that everyone—bicyclists included—can see all moving t...read more
Each year, the Census Bureau revises its time series of previously released estimates going back to the 2010 Census. Photo: David Sim/Flickr.
California and Texas each have three of the one-million-plus cities.
An interior view of a inpatient room in Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Oaks Pavilion. Photo: U.S. Navy via flickr
With a constant drive for operational efficiencies and reduction of costs under an outcome-based...read more
On April 23, the Board of Directors of the Destination Medical Center Corporation formally adopted the development plan for Destination Medical Center, which would be comprised of six districts spread across 550 acres.
The 20-year plan would also be a boon to Mayo Clinic, this city’s best-known address.
States will be required to evaluate the risks of climate change before being granted access to disaster relief funds. Image: Pixabay/Antranias
The aim is for states to do a better job planning for natural disasters they are likely to face i...read more
The report identifies several barriers to investment in such retrofits, such as the costs and com...read more
The report projects a future where highways will be made from self-healing, glow-in-the-dark mate...read more
The U.S. Dept. of Energy will spend $9 million to encourage investments in energy-saving technolo...read more
New York-based landscape architecture firm SCAPE won the Buckminster Fuller Institute’s 2014 Full...read more
Over the past few years, Buffalo has developed a cutting-edge facility management program to ensu...read more
Massive storm surge barriers would be too costly for the potential benefit to protect New York Ci...read more
From vertical farming to glowing trees (yes, glowing trees), Arup engineers imagine the future of...read more
There are literally hundreds of applications for deep analytics in planning and design projects,...read more
Slowed by the recession—and often by protracted negotiations—some big redevelopment plans are now...read more
Minneapolis is the latest major metro to require large commercial buildings to benchmark and disc...read more
The Windy City is the latest U.S. city to enact legislation that mandates building energy benchma...read more