Today’s Solutions: October 17, 2021

Sustainable Urban Development

What social inequality looks like from the sky

Although the realities of social inequality are not always visible in our day to day lives, from the skies they are easily distinguishable. Social inequality manifests itself in the physical structure of our cities and nowhere is that more apparent than from above. Using aerial drone photography, Read More...

New elevator design could disrupt city infrastructure

It seems the endless minutes spent waiting for elevators to arrive has been inspiring more engineers. We’ve already covered the world’s first rope-free elevator and now, UK firm PLP Architecture is using a new system to create more adaptive elevator Read More...

Would you turn your on-street parking spot into a green space?

If you owned a townhouse, how would you feel if you could turn your on-street parking spot into whatever space you like? Residents in a particular neighborhood in The Hague are being offered just that by the city council. Citizens willing to forego on-street parking may turn their space into Read More...

An exclusive look at Airbnb's first foray into urban planning

Two years ago, the founders of Airbnb were asking themselves what the company could become, now that its vision of becoming the world's largest home-share community had come true beyond their wildest expectations. That’s when they happened across a list of the top 10 tech companies of the 1990s. Read More...

Research Suggests Uber Might Be Making Our Roads Safer

There is a lot that can be said about Uber, the popular car service and mobile app. On one hand, the company has been hailed as the gold standard of sharing-economy startups, providing a much-needed service to cities with transportation systems strained by overuse. On the other, Uber has faced any Read More...