Thomas E. Conroy

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Vertical and urban farming | Food Science and Technology

Dan Caiger-Smith, Business Development Manager for Sky Greens, introduces the new concept of vertical farming.<p>All around the world there is growing …

Aquaponics

These Are The World’s Safest Cities

Asian and European cities come out on top. At number 10, New York City is the safest in the United States.<p>In 1990, homicides in New York hit a record high of 2,245–an average of six per day. In 2013, the city recorded only 335 murders for the entire year, despite adding 1 million more residents.<p>Top …

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Eye-Catching Mural of Audrey Hepburn in NYC's Little Italy

Brooklyn-based Tristan Eaton recently created this eye-catching mural, entitled <i>Audrey Hepburn</i>, along the streets of Little Italy in New York City. The American artist and toymaker was just one of the many talented people to participate in the L.I.S.A. (Little Italy Street Art) Project, an …

Art

Atlantis Announces Funding For the World's Largest Tidal Energy Project in Scotland

The world’s largest tidal energy project just took a big step forward as Atlantis Resources announced it has finalized an $83 million funding package …

Hydroelectric Power

Big power out, solar in: UBS urges investors to join renewables revolution

Big power stations in Europe could be redundant within 10-20 years as electric cars, cheaper batteries and new solar technologies transform the way electricity is generated, stored and distributed, say analysts at the world’s largest private bank.<p>In a briefing paper sent to clients and investors …

Mexico City's 'Innovation Lab' Tries Tech Solutions for Urban Issues

Government-sponsored "smart city" initiatives aim to make life safer and easier in the Mexican capital. But will they reach everyone?<p>MEXICO CITY, Mexico—Hailing a taxi on the street here can be dangerous. While there are more than 100,000 official cabs roaming the streets, many pirated cabs are …

What We Don't Know About What's Going on With Bugs Should Worry Us

A big drop-off in invertebrate populations could spell trouble for cities, where the important roles that insects play are still poorly understood.<p>Amy Savage recently conducted an experiment in Manhattan. Savage is a postdoctoral scholar at North Carolina State University; she was investigating the …

Cities running out of water

After multiple unusually dry years across the western, southern and central United States, more than 80% of California is now in a state of extreme or exceptional drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. An average of nearly 90% of Bakersfield, Calif., has been in a state of exceptional …

Peeta

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How a System for Shared Taxi Rides Could Transform New York City

America's Most Unequal Metros

This Video Brilliantly Captures Our Fear of Walking In Sync With Strangers

How Design Can Help Build a 'Transit Culture'

Smart cities: The future of urban infrastructure

Technology is changing everyday city life, allowing us to instantly adapt to everything from storm threats to traffic jams.<p>Infrastructure is not exactly the sexiest word in architecture. There are no “starchitects” proudly boasting about their pipe designs or subsurface drainage systems. By its …

Future Cities

Starpath spray-on coating lights up the road

We're used to seeing solar-harvesting technology being installed primarily on rooftops, but other sufficiently irradiated surfaces, including …

Most Walkable Cities in the United States, Canada, and Australia on Walk Score

The Big Apple is the financial capital of the US and home to Times Square and the Empire State Building. Find New York apartments.<p>Top …

How architectural innovations migrate across borders

As the world's cities undergo explosive growth, inequality is intensifying. Wealthy neighborhoods and impoverished slums grow side by side, the gap …

World's Tallest Vertical Garden Is Growing In Sri Lanka

The high-rise apartment building is a fusion between a skyscraper and a forest.<p>Sri Lanka will literally have roses in the air next year, as architecture firm Milroy Perera and Maga Engineering are collaborating to build a 46-floor, high-rise building that will be outfitted with the world's tallest …

They really are concrete jungles! Why you’ll never think about cities the same way again

While urban development might seem like a blight on the environment, the truth is actually much more complicated<p>Last summer, bird-watchers confirmed the discovery of a new species of bird in Cambodia: <i>Orthotomus chaktomuk</i>, or the Cambodian tailorbird. It was not an event of particular biological …

New Wall from INTI in Istanbul, Turkey

Wooster(Noun)<p>A street in the Soho section of New York City.<p>Collective(Noun)<p>Of, relating to, characteristic of, or made by a number of people acting …

New York City

Chicago Public Art Campaign Raises Awareness With 100 Sunken Buddha Heads 

Chicago Public Art Campaign Raises Awareness With 100 Sunken Buddha Heads

Battling Blight: Detroit Maps Entire City To Find Bad Buildings

Inside one in a series of abandoned homes along a blighted block of Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood, filmmaker Tom McPhee walks through the remnants of a life — broken furniture, scattered knickknacks and a flooded basement.<p>"This is fresh water that's coming into the basement here," McPhee points …

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2013's Best Performing American Cities