Urban Communities

Warning: If You Pee on These Walls, They'll Pee Back at You

Public urination has hit a messy, innovative wall in San Francisco thanks to this wizz-repelling paint.

Kim Lachance Shandrow

· 3 min read

Google's New Startup for Cities Needs to Go Far Beyond Tech

If the Google-backed Sidewalk Labs just wants to build tech for 'smart cities,' it may not make a dent.

Katie Fehrenbacher

· 4 min read

Why This Entrepreneur Says Sustainability Is the No. 1 Business Opportunity

The exuberant and eco-friendly cleaning brand Method is set to unveil a first-of-its-kind manufacturing plant in inner city Chicago.

Geoff Weiss

· 4 min read

Cities Dream of a 'Smart' Sci-Fi Future

Cities are looking to technology to save electricity used by street lights, monitor water mains and reduce crime. But is the cost worth it?

Shalene Gupta

· 5 min read

Urban Planning in Boston Is Getting the Uber Bump

Anonymized trip data from the transportation giant will help metropolitan authorities make more informed planning decisions and better policy.

Catherine Clifford

· 3 min read

Talking Lamp Posts Are Just the Beginning in Verizon's Vision of a Smart City

Given the costliness and fragmentation of the smart home market, Verizon Wireless has its sights set on a loftier prize.

Geoff Weiss

· 4 min read

Why Entrepreneurs Find the Opportunity to Reinvent Detroit So Compelling

The city has enormous woes but also substantial resources. Building a business here serves the greater good more than perhaps anywhere else in America.

Amanda Lewan

· 4 min read

A $50 Million Bet on Las Vegas Tech Startups

How the Vegas Tech Fund plans to help transform the tech scene in Sin City, in part two of our series on Tony Hsieh's $350 million Downtown Project.

Teri Evans

· 7 min read

The Experimental Nature of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh

In the first of a four-part series, a look at how the serial entrepreneur is betting on startups to revitalize Las Vegas with his $350 million Downtown Project.

Teri Evans

· 9 min read

Will Allen's 'Good Food Revolution'

His new autobiography chronicles Allen's unexpected journey from professional basketball player to urban farming pioneer.

Jeanette Hurt

· 6 min read

Creating an 'Ecosystem' for Minority Entrepreneurs

To foster entrepreneurship among minorities and in urban centers, a concentration of wealthy investors and academic, government and business institutions first needs to come together. A recent panel at Rutgers University put a spotlight on the issues.

Colleen DeBaise