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11 Futuristic Ways to Improve Our Cities, From Robotic Rats to Talking Trash Cans

CITY HALL. IT’S traditionally the place where technology gets stuffed into a drawer and forgotten. But as budgets recover from the Great Recession and smartphone-toting citizens prod municipal officials, cities are now more Boston Dynamics than Boss Tweed. Soon the pols will be promising sensor-driven … Continue reading 11 Futuristic Ways to Improve Our Cities, From Robotic Rats to Talking Trash Cans

Dallas is getting a $600 million urban park that’s more than 11 times as large as Central Park

 Leanna Garfield Dallas, Texas, is getting a lot greener. The city is building a 10,000-acre nature district — nearly 12 times as large as Manhattan’s Central Park — along the Trinity River. Featuring plenty of walkways, sports fields, trees, and other flora, the site will … Continue reading Dallas is getting a $600 million urban park that’s more than 11 times as large as Central Park

Densifying cities could cut emissions more than doing energy retrofits on buildings.

Densifying cities could cut emissions more than doing energy retrofits on buildings. That’s according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. You’re probably used to hearing about how denser cities cut transportation emissions, thanks to reduced driving. This study … Continue reading Densifying cities could cut emissions more than doing energy retrofits on buildings.

Peak Millennial? Cities Can’t Assume a Continued Boost From the Young

Conor Dougherty JAN. 23, 2017 Over the past decade, many American cities have been transformed by young professionals of the millennial generation, with downtowns turning into bustling neighborhoods full of new apartments and pricey coffee bars. But soon, cities may start running out of millennials. … Continue reading Peak Millennial? Cities Can’t Assume a Continued Boost From the Young