Posts Filed Under: Public Works
The New York City parks department is soliciting suggestions from regular people on how to improve park borders
A new public space is coming to an underpass near you.
A former tabloid designer has converted newspaper boxes into mini-composters to remind New Yorkers where to put their organic waste.
A Chicago police station has been reimagined as a sprawling campus to be shared with residents. Will it actually help heal the police-public rift?
The Washington, D.C.–area tool maps your route and explains how healthy, wealthy, and green it will make you.
Lessons in urban innovation, gleaned from a week spent in the Spanish city.
Toronto's Medical Officer of Health identifies eight ways in which removing the eastern portion of the expressway will benefit residents' health.
A pair of British companies have created "Responsive Street Furniture" that digitally adapts crosswalks and streetlights to accommodate people with disabilities.
A U.S. web series hopes to teach city slickers about farming, preserves, and DIY crafts. Here in Toronto we're already on the way, thanks to a growing passion for the "authentic."
Barcelona is building a traffic bridge out of pollution-neutralizing concrete. Chicago has paved a road with it. Could Toronto adopt the trend?
Parts of Toronto have experimented with car-free days, but Madrid hopes to get vehicles out of its city centre by 2020.
The US government challenged automakers to build an eco-friendly tractor trailer. Here's how they rose to the challenge, and why our local government can too.
As Toronto anticipates worse storms and more flooding, Boston's Deer Island wastewater facility has planned for the worst.
Amsterdam's marketing pros want more tourists to visit the outer reaches the city's greater metropolitan area.
British researchers have created an algorithm that scans images of roads to find signs of surface deterioration.
The Detroit Blight Removal Task Force enlisted a tech startup to create an app for reporting abandoned and derelict properties.
Portland has told its city planners to scrutinize development proposals for neighbourhood compatibility, nature preservation, and other factors. Here's why Toronto can't be that firm.
Lexington, Mass., is being recognized for increasing multiculturalism in civic leadership. Here's why Toronto could and should be doing the same.