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  • Imagining a Citizen-Led Smart City

    The buzziest of buzzwords in urban planning is the “smart city”—a metropolis laced with wireless sensors that track everything from weather and water flow to gunshots and foot traffic. The sensing…

  • Text Messages Engage Residents in Community Planning

    As communities work through the planning and development process, residents are increasingly able to make comments via text message.  City officials can receive a digital response to “what’s missing” in…

  • The Future: Roads of Recycled Plastic

    Quick and easy to install, cheap, and remarkably durable—plastic roads could be the greener alternative. Plastic is more resistant to temperatures, as well. The 33 million tons of plastic waste…

  • “Walk Proud” on Crosswalks that Celebrate Pedestrians

    Pedestrian crosswalks are taking on a life of their own! Creative designs are specifically tailored to celebrate pedestrians and walkability, while protecting them from inattentive motorists. Beyond that, the new…

  • Clues Emerge in the Search for Affordable Housing

    The search for affordable housing continues, as prices continue to rise nationwide.  A key challenge to the quest for affordable housing is that existing homeowners want the price of their…

  • Building Towns and Cities for Healthy Lifestyles

    Getting enough exercise considerably reduces health risks and improves mood, strength, and quality of life. An increased overall quality of life sounds appealing, so why are a large number of…

  • Self-Driving Technology and the Driverless City

    At the center of self-driving technology, Pittsburgh is perched in the midst of what could be the future for cities across the US.  Among the fears stirred by autonomous vehicles,…