Apps

New technology could open a new era of independence for blind and visually impaired residents of communities everywhere.
2 days ago   Urbanful
A new web-based tool by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Esri allows users to "explore the ecological tapestry of the world."
Jan 14, 2015   ASLA The Dirt
A new app is part bikeshare and part Airbnb.
Jan 8, 2015   San Francisco Chronicle
Along with the annual barrage of "best of lists for 2014" comes an entry from the "worst of" lists—CityLab's "awkward to awful" apps aimed at urbanites.
Dec 30, 2014   CityLab
File under tools for the tool kit: Jarrett Walker of Human Transit shares details about Nearmap, an aerial photography tool that serves as a helpful alternative to Google Earth.
Dec 29, 2014   Human Transit
After taking a 40-percent dive in revenue following the launch of transportation network companies (TNCs), Seattle's Taxi Industry has found new momentum.
Dec 29, 2014   The Seattle Times
Blog Post
Each year I provide an update on mobile applications (i.e., software designed to run on smartphones, tablet computers, and other mobile devices). Blog Post
Dec 28, 2014   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
A tool from EMRARQ Brasil allows users to compile and compare data on the use and growth of bus rapid transit around the world, including in the United States, where 18 cities now use BRT or bus priority corridors.
Dec 28, 2014   The City Fix
A peak under the hood at "Ground Truth"—the operation behind Google Street View.
Dec 21, 2014   Wired
Leslie Clagett shares a list of apps for urban designers (helpful to project managers, too) "to streamline design problems, decision making, and materials selection."
Dec 10, 2014   The Architect's Newspaper
A new app out of MIT provides property owners with detailed information about the solar potential of their roofs. The app is currently at work in five cities.
Oct 8, 2014   CleanTechnica