In the quest to improve efficiency and effectiveness, "smart" technologies are helping cities become more intelligent machines. But a growing chorus fears the side effects of increased privatization, surveillance, and technological sophistication.
May 20, 2013 The Boston Globe
A conference held in London last Tuesday, called "Planet Under Pressure," provided a forum to begin to answer the question, reports Roxanne Palmer.
Apr 2, 2012 International Business Times
Eric Jaffe interviews Jarrett Walker, the author of a new, nonpartisan treatise on thinking rationally about transit.
Mar 11, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Zipcar has released the results of their first Future Metropolis Index, which the company commissioned to recognize cities that demonstrate smart urban planning and policymaking, reports Ariel Schwartz.
Mar 6, 2012 Fast Company Co.Exist
Density reduces costs and helps make places more sustainable, according to this post in a series on "great places".
May 26, 2011 Grist
I was reading Wendell Cox's recent attack on the Center for Neighborhood Technology's affordability calculations, and was struck by one thing he wrote:"transportation costs will be reduced in the future by the
far more fuel efficient vehicles being required by Washington."*
Apr 26, 2010 By
Every so often, one sees an article arguing that one mode of
transportation is cheaper, more efficient, or less dangerous than another
because it uses less energy/kills more people/costs more per passenger-mile. (1)
Jan 15, 2010 By
In these austere times, some urbanists are advocating greater use of the traditional rectilinear grid — an efficient, less expensive, but also challenging pattern.
Mar 23, 2009 New Urban News