fastcoexist.com - About the author Ben Schiller is a New York staff writer for Fast Company. Previously, he edited a European management magazine and was a reporter in San Francisco, Prague, and Brussels. More
The election of Donald Trump has reawakened people’s desire to engage in politics. People are eager to be connected to others who also want to make their voices heard. Activists on both the right and left
London started as a small Roman settlement along the Thames River. But today, more than 8.6 million people call the place home. Here are 21 maps, paintings, and old-time photographs that show the journey
Kennan, who heads a design and product team for Mayor Bill de Blasio, is bringing service design to the city. Doreen Lorenzo: Tell me a little bit about your background. What was your first exposure to
Hollie Russon Gilman Contributor Hollie Russon Gilman is the New America Open Technology Institute Civic Innovation Fellow and author of the new book, Democracy Reinvented: Participatory Budgeting and
(Reuters/Brian Snyder/Getty/Casanowe) November 27, 2016 8:00PM (UTC) "This could be one of the most unrestrained governments that we've seen in this country in who knows how long," Ryan Shapiro warned.
History’s biggest failures offer a few hints for the present. Our infrastructural report card isn’t good. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the country a D+ grade and estimated that $3.6 trillion
California voters are being asked to force transparency in the Legislature. Here's a Proposition 54 explainer.
The backers of Proposition 54 don't have to do much to explain their motivation for imposing a waiting period for final action on bills by the California Legislature. History, it turns out, does it for
Here come the self-driving cars Cities across the country are clamoring for technological upgrades to transform themselves from cities of the past into “smart cities” of the future. Today, Sidewalk Labs
The latest U.S. Census Bureau data showed that all but one of the 20 largest cities in the U.S. experienced population growth last year. And with the exception of New York City, the 15 cities that had
Despite losing the federal Smart Cities Challenge for $50 million this summer, Pittsburgh and two universities are soldiering on with their related projects. The city will continue its involvement in MetroLab