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How To Calculate Your Exact Commute Times In Rain And Snow
License plate-reading cameras in London allowed civil engineers to make some amazing calculations for commuters.
Overflowing Garbage And Rats: There’s (Gonna Be) An App For That
Wireless sensors could warn city planners when garbage cans are missing or broken, which often precedes rat outbreaks.
Bike Shares Make Cities Safer For Bikers
The New York Times looks at studies of urban bicycling.
How Mayor Bloomberg Plans To Strengthen NYC Against Rising Seas
The New York City mayor's new $20 billion storm preparation plan is based on some scary data about how the city will look by the 2050s.
Cellphone Data Helps Plan Better Bus Routes
IBM cuts everyone's commute times by analyzing a massive trove of phone records.
Can We Humans Build Cities That Don’t Freak Us Out?
New research tries to measure the impact of streetscapes on our mental health.
IBM’s City Simulation Trains Planners to Tackle Future Problems for Growing Urban Centers
OK, mayor, 40 percent of your water supply is leaking out ... what do you do?
New York to Transform Land Strip Into Eco-Haven
In a matter of a few years, New York plans to turn Governors Island into a sustainable eco-park featuring such attractions as botanical greenhouses and a two-mile-long promenade