City Apps

Blog post
January 4, 2016, 2pm PST
A list of mobile apps that support planning, as part of an annual update. Learn about exciting new ways to explore cities and enhance planning via mobile apps. Please feel free to add your own favorites.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Blog post
July 10, 2015, 9am PDT
Do you remember going on a treasure hunt as a child? Treasure hunts are becoming increasingly popular with adults, as well as children. Technology has enabled mobile treasure hunts with cities across the world hosting hunts.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
January 22, 2015, 10am PST
Pittsburgh has a new web-based portal for residents to track snow removal operations as they happen. It's the latest example of a city allowing public access to the details of city operations during snowstorms.
CityLab
Blog post
December 28, 2014, 1pm PST
A list of mobile apps that support planning, as part of an annual update. Learn about exciting new ways to explore cities and enhance planning via mobile apps. Please feel free to add your own favorites.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
October 8, 2014, 1pm PDT
Christopher Swope writes of the emergence of the word "trust" in the buzzy lexicon of urbanism.
Citiscope
September 30, 2014, 11am PDT
Julian Agyeman and Duncan McLaren make the case that the only smart city is a shareable city.
Zocalo Public Square
April 15, 2014, 9am PDT
The TransitScreen service has been around since 2012, but it’s latest product, real-time displays of all modes of transportation, can display in the public realm, providing a whole new level of interaction with the city.
Fast Co. Design
March 11, 2014, 1pm PDT
It’s no secret that more and more people are using smart phones to get the most out of their urban experiences—at home or while traveling. Guardian Cities lists some of the best urban apps and launches a contest to find the best apps worldwide.
Guardian Cities