By PBS NewsHour
Over the past decade, the streets of New York City have undergone a dramatic transformation. Nearly 400 miles of bike lanes were installed, the largest bike share program in North America began and Times Square morphed from a busy thoroughfare…
From an intersection in San Francisco to a small parking lot in Brooklyn, city planners and urban designers are finding new ways to use city space.
By Laura Fong
In a future when cars no longer need humans to drive, decisions about who might live or die in a crash are already being made — by the so-called “moral codes” preprogrammed into a car's neurology.
By Kamala Kelkar
For more than a decade, Amsterdam has had a ‘nachtburgemeester’ or ‘Night Mayor,’ an official charged with being the bridge between the nightlife economy, city officials, and sleeping residents. Now, the Dutch concept is starting to spread across Europe. This…
By Sam Weber, Laura Fong
A local government-run program in Richmond, California, pays some young men up to $1,000 a month for as long as nine months if they achieve personal goals and stay out of trouble. The program targets some of the most dangerous…
San Francisco's Public Defender has assembled a team to help contest the bail of nearly every client in the system.
By Megan Thompson
In Chicago, the Department of Public Health has partnered with the city's data team to improve restaurant inspections by using analytics and social media to predict and detect which establishments are more likely to have potential food safety violations. NewsHour's…
By Michael D. Regan
A young New Hampshire inventor has worked for years to create a product that limits distracted driving.
Boston plans to use data and analytics to help improve operations, better measure performance and increase efficiency under a forthcoming initiative called CityScore. A single number is issued daily, measuring how the city is meeting its goals on a variety…
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