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Urban planners say China’s effort to quarantine 35 million people could help contain the coronavirus outbreak — but it’s impossible ...
All public transportation has been halted in Wuhan, China, including buses, metros, and ferries. No trains or planes are coming in or leaving.
A sinking Arctic town wants to move itself two miles east, and its $1 billion dollar plan is finally becoming a reality
Kiruna will construct around 3,000 new residences by 2040, beginning with a new town hall called "The Crystal."
These billion-dollar cities are straight out of science fiction, and they will soon become a reality
The technologies in these billion-dollar megaprojects rival science fiction.
There’s a battle brewing over Google’s $1 billion high-tech neighborhood, and it could have major privacy implications for cities
After announcing its plan to collect data from citizens in public places, Sidewalk Labs has endured criticism from local residents and data experts.
Inside the eerily quiet streets of Kazakhstan’s 20-year-old capital city, where futuristic skyscrapers tower over the grasslands of a former pri...
Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan since 1997, is filled with futuristic skyscrapers that resemble something out of a science-fiction movie. But Astana's streets are suspiciously clean and quiet, leading some to comment on its eerie atmosphere.
A group of scientists, architects, and engineers called My Orbiter is selling printed satellite photos of Earth from space that you can hang in your home.
Bill Gates’ investment group spent $80 million to build a ‘smart city’ in the desert — and urban planners are divided
Business Insider spoke with several urban planners about Bill Gates' investment in land for a smart city in the Arizona desert.
Through the investment firm Belmont Partners, Gates has committed $80 million to build a "smart city" that houses autonomous vehicles and high-speed internet.
As flooding in Chinese cities like Shanghai and Xiamen grows worse, the country plans to have 80% of areas that absorb and re-use at least 70% of rainwater.
EasyPark Group's 2017 Smart Cities Index reveals which cities are excelling at things like public transit, sustainability, and Wifi.