Posts Filed Under: Public Works
Lexington, Mass., is being recognized for increasing multiculturalism in civic leadership. Here's why Toronto could and should be doing the same.
A San Francisco group is creating tactile and audio maps of transit stations. What measures has the TTC taken to accommodate the visually impaired?
An idea that started in Norway is hitting the open market. Should Toronto buy in?
Chinese environmentalists have created a pollution app, spurring a growing demand for better industry regulation in the country.
In the Netherlands, a new bike path paved with solar energy cells may signal a revolution in green energy infrastructure.
Toronto recycles its foam dishes, trays, and packaging, but they can still have a harmful effect on health and the environment.
The Agora Garden tower in Taipei, Taiwan, will give residents the chance to grow fruit and vegetables at their doorsteps.
San Francisco's Market Street pays tribute to its forgotten waterways with a special art installation.
The city has a plan to keep residents from being squeezed out of their homes by rising rents and redevelopment.
Why a New York City councillor wants commercial buildings in the city to go dark at night.
A French startup has found a way to harness wind power that's easy on the eyes and ears.
Public reaction to the Swedish system shows how attitudes toward commuting can evolve.
San Francisco and London are squeezing tiny recreational spaces into busy urban areas.
The city wants to make separating trash from recycling a thing of the past—but critics say the idea isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Chicago and London are among the growing number of cities tearing down stop signs, traffic lights, and curbs from their streets and trusting people to be safe. It may not be as crazy as it sounds.
Swimming, boardwalks, and wetlands could transform a bustling Berlin tourist area—and bring the city together with nature like never before.
How shops and residences have brought a shuttered 185-year-old Rhode Island shopping mall back to life.
London's financial district has reduced speed limits on all roads—and reduced traffic fatalities in turn. Should Toronto adopt a similar model?