urban design

Tunnel Vision

Why Elon Musk’s Tunnel System Can’t Solve Congestion in LA

You can’t solve traffic congestion by putting more cars on the road.
Corin Faife
5.23.17
psa

Tell Us What You Want the Future of Your City to Look Like

Motherboard is partnering with Smart Cities NYC 17 to cover the people shaping our urban environments of today and tomorrow.
Carl Franzen
4.27.17
Art

Important Answers About the Future of 3D-Printed Architecture

Here’s what you need to know about architecture firm WATG’s latest roundtable discussion on the future of printable urban design.
Andrew Nunes
6.21.16
Design

Eternal Sunshine Could Come from Solar-Powered Palm Trees

The sun never sets under Drzach and Suchy's solar powered flora.
Beckett Mufson
4.8.15
Design

​There Are Only Four Types of City in the World, Says Math

Physicists discover that Brooklyn has a touch of Brussels and that Buenos Aires is in a class all its own.
Becky Ferreira
10.8.14
Motherboard Blog

Public Green Space Is a Win for Mental Health

Can you even believe it?
Michael Byrne
1.7.14
Motherboard Blog

Guerrilla Painters Are Fighting for Beirut's Public Spaces

Urban renewal started with filling up the bullet holes. With color.
Rashed Aqrabawi
7.23.13
Motherboard Blog

The First Forested Skyscraper is Almost Here

Behold the vertical forest.
Brian Merchant
1.11.13
Motherboard Blog

Are Tiny Robot Pod Cars the Future of City Driving?

The Hiriko, MIT's new urban robo-car, is just 100 inches long. Also, it basically transforms into a shopping car. Which means three of the little pod mobiles can fit in a single parking space, and that they'll prove ideal for slinking around city...
Brian Merchant
7.12.12