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Ola to challenge Uber in UK ride-hailing market

<b>Indian taxi-hailing giant Ola is moving into the UK as it continues to challenge Uber around the world.</b><p>The company, which was founded in 2011, has 125 million customers and is already present in 110 cities. It plans to start operating in South Wales and Greater Manchester.<p>Unlike Uber it will offer …

Transportation

Refurbishment Viaduct Arches: Making an Infrastructure Element Part of the Urban System

The viaduct is more than just a bridge. Like a mountain chain erected by human hand it appears in the town with a scale derived from the landscape …

Architecture

New York City Goes After Uber and Lyft

When you get behind the wheel of your car, or clamber into a Lyft, or squeeze onto a bus, your commuting choice feels specific to you and your needs. …

Transportation

Visualizing street orientations on an interactive map

A screenshot from an interactive map of road orientationsCities can look and feel very different depending on how they were planned and built, and …

Data Visualization

Escape The City In Asif Khan’s Urban Forest

London-based designer Asif Khan created a soothing urban forest in the middle of Milan’s Palazzo Litta that offers passers-by a humble get-away from …

San Diego

BIG U flood defences for Manhattan move forward

The first phase of Bjarke Ingels' barrier system designed to protect Lower Manhattan from tidal surges and rising sea levels is getting underway.<p>A …

Manhattan

How companies use geolocation data to target you

<b>The tech:</b> A GPS and Wi-Fi chip are installed in every smartphone. Every phone is also constantly pinging the nearest cellular data tower.<p><b>What they</b> …

Luxury Lifestyle

A New Subway Map for New York City? - Metropolis

Designers adore the 1972 New York City subway map designed by Massimo Vignelli. But, taboo though it may be to say, it's far from what New York needs.<p>…

The Good and Bad of Ride-Sharing When It Comes to Race

The conventional wisdom on Uber and Lyft is that the ride-hail services are shortcuts for rich people, who take advantage of venture …

First visuals revealed of spherical London arena designed by Populous

The first images of Populous' MSG Sphere venue, which is planned for a site near the Olympic Park in east London, have been released.<p>Populous is …

The City of the Future

From housing to food, Rotterdam is tackling population-scale problems in creative, sustainable ways, most often powered by advanced technology and a bit of old-fashioned imagination.<p>Some cities are defined by their history and tradition. Rotterdam, on the other hand, is defined by its future. After …

Why Ford Is Buying Detroit’s Derelict Train Station

Newspapers and magazines do this thing that drives Detroiters crazy. Doesn't matter the headline. Maybe Detroit is coming back, maybe crime is …

Urbanism

Philadelphia cuts the ribbon on its own “High Line” park

After years of planning and handwringing over fundraising, the first phase of Philadelphia’s own “High Line,” the transformation of the Reading …

Foster + Partners to masterplan new sustainable city in India

Foster + Partners is masterplanning the new state capital of Andhra Pradesh in India, which will centre on a governmental building with a needle-like …

Neogenesis+Studi0261 incorporates planted terraces and courtyard into Jungalow house

Living spaces at this house in the Indian city of Surat are arranged around a verdant courtyard lined with glass walls that can be retracted to open …

An interactive fountain driven by train traffic is coming to Philadelphia’s Center City

Pulse, a snaking public art piece linked to the Dilworth Park fountain in Philadelphia, will soon be showing commuters what’s going on underneath …

How a Chinese city turned all its 16,000 buses electric

Shenzhen is the poster child for China’s massive push to electrify its buses<p>U.S. cities have started to show some enthusiasm for electric buses. New York City is trialing electric models as part of a larger bid to reduce emissions. And last month, Los Angeles announced it will spend $36.1 million …

Alternative Fuel

Estonia To Become The World’s First Free Public Transport Nation

Tallinn, known for its digital government and successful tech startups, is often referred to as Europe’s innovation capital. Now celebrating five …

Lots of Lobbies and Zero Zombies: How Self-Driving Cars Will Reshape Cities

You don’t look for the essence of a city in its monuments or its museums. You look for it in its streets, where the covenant at the core of urban …

Video games could be serious tools for historical research - MIT Technology Review

One of the extraordinary consequences of computer modeling techniques is that they make it possible to simulate various real-world phenomena in …

PC Gaming

Toward Car-Free Cities: 3 Reasons Why London’s Congestion Charge Is Working

London introduced its congestion charge program in 2003. Why has it been so successful? Photo by mariordo59/Flickr<i>“</i><i>Toward Car-Free Cities</i><i>,” a blog</i> …

Smart Cities

Americans Are Falling in Love With Bike Share

Bad news for the cool kids who depend on their sweet fixies for cultural cachet: Cycling has hit the mainstream. According to a report just released …

4 Finalist Designs Revealed for Big Overhaul of L.A. Square

Four finalist designs have been chosen in the competition to remake Los Angeles’ Pershing Square, often dubbed the worst public space in America. A …

Urban Design

This Tiny Amsterdam Neighborhood Is a Prototype for Grassroots Urban Planning

Using a mix of social media, apps, and planning sessions, a coalition of urban designers and residents are planning their neighborhood from the …

Urbanism

How Blockchain Technology Could Make Zoning Work for People

"Starry Night: Van Gogh Meets Leeds", an algorithm painting by Tom Blackwell. (Image by Tom Blackwell via Flickr)Picture this: A developer owns a …

Urban Design

Who Expects Car Companies to Willingly Go Green?

The industry may cultivate an eco-minded image, but its lobbying efforts can tell a different story. Where should citizens place their outrage?<p>This week, as Donald Trump hammered on Amazon for taking advantage of discounted shipping rates from the U.S. Postal Service, some progressive-minded …

Carbon Emissions

As Shared Scooters Invade, Cities Must Decide Whose Vehicles Belong Where

They appeared one morning in San Francisco, rolling in like the city’s iconic, chilling fog. They coasted through car-clogged streets at a brisk 15 …