Like mobile phones that have bypassed the need for a cabled telephone infrastructure, some engineers, designers and humanitarian workers argue not for better sewage systems, but for smarter toilets.
The bar for senior pranks has been raised.
In every single state, a portion of the population doesn't have access to broadband, and some have no access to the internet at all.
For nearly a century, a vast system of underground pipes run by the London Hydraulic Power Company pumped water to power hotels, shops, offices, mansion blocks, hotels, docks, factories and more.
Nearly 80 years ago, a construction standstill derailed the subway into its present crisis.
It’s making public transit worse.
The gas tax is bad, and there's a better way forward.
"When I tell you this is the worst thing I've seen in all my life, being in the business for 30+ years, owning since I was a kid, this is a disaster."
Nearly six months after the storm, residents of a Texas town face red tape, long waits and "a gigantic housing crisis."
Waste removal is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. On the darkened streets of New York City, it's a race for survival.
It built the city. Now, no matter the cost — at least $100 billion — the city must rebuild it to survive.
A new law could see the city's cycling infrastructure completely transformed.
We asked experts what they thought it would take to improve New York City's subway system. Here are six suggestions.
In an Australian beach town, surfers get their boards to the coast using renewable-powered transit.
Countless human-made troubles in the Indonesian capital pose an imminent threat to the city's survival. And it has to deal with mounting threats from climate change.
For the past twelve months, Chinese cities have been in the midst of a spectacular and sometimes messy experiment: Millions of privately funded bicycles that can be ridden for a song and left anywhere at all.
An Amtrak passenger train derailed in Washington state, as several of its cars tumbled off a highway overpass on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 100 others.
Cities and citizens alike are waging war against map apps.
E-bikes could be the future of urban transit, but no one wants to let them on the road.
A nonprofit is calling for the US to redouble its commitment to helping developing countries prepare for new infectious diseases.
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