Could These Futuristic Buildings Really Change Human Behavior?

When we imagine enormous cities of the future, we don't always think about how they might change our behavior in urban areas. But these architectural proposals don't just look gorgeously futuristic — they're designed to be social and environmental experiments. » 3/27/14 8:00am 3/27/14 8:00am

The Dark Side of the "Smart City"

The "smart city" is a futurist's dream town. It's carbon neutral because computers regulate its energy use perfectly. It has no traffic jams because sensors capture real-time data on the roads and guide drivers to optimal routes. Other sensors can quickly alert police to crime, or send information to your mobile about… » 1/30/14 12:49pm 1/30/14 12:49pm

Here's how city life is actually affecting your health

There is a truism, often bolstered by pseudoscience, that people in the country are healthier than people in the city. Certainly there are many health problems associated with the metropolis. But it turns out that urbanites are often in better shape and live longer than their rural counterparts. » 1/22/14 1:54pm 1/22/14 1:54pm