John Pavlus reports on Eric Fischer's use of Twitter's geotagging feature to map the most highly trafficked thoroughfares in several cities. The results are fascinating, and beautiful.
Jan 25, 2012 Fast Company Co.Design
Robert Krueger, writing in <em>Urban Land</em>, has compiled a list of the top 15 housing industry sources to follow on Twitter.
Jan 18, 2012 Urban Land
A new study that explores the geography of twitter networks finds that rather than making place obsolete, their intensity can be predicted by location and proximity, suggesting they enhance location based relationships.
Dec 10, 2011 The Atlantic
Heritage Toronto was lacking a budget to make new historic plaques, so heritage buff David Wencer arranged a "Twitterthon" to call attention to the 250 plaques that already exist.
Sep 12, 2011 This Big City
Programmer and designer Eric Fischer has created a series of images that map the location of geo-coded images on Flickr and places where people are using Twitter.
Jul 18, 2011 The City Fix
Milwacky? Hustletown? These are just a couple of the most popular nicknames that Twitterati use when referring to their hometowns, as culled by Inbox Q, a company that harvests info from Twitter for private companies.
Jun 19, 2011 Mashable
Last year I had the opportunity to teach a graduate course on "Web 2.0 for Policy and Planning" at the University of Southern California's School of Policy, Planning & Development.
Mar 11, 2010 By
Updated for Fall 2010, Planetizen's picks for the best news and observations about urban planning, design and development available on Twitter. Check out the new section of high-speed rail links, and visit our sister site www.hsrnews.com. Exclusive
Jan 13, 2010 By
Mary Newsom recently argued that social networking tools like Facebook and Twitter don't create a "third place". But what if the network is hyperlocal, like within a skyscraper? STACKD is a new site that does just that.
Sep 29, 2009 Urban Omnibus
Solar-powered trash compactors, while not cheap, pay for themselves relatively quickly. With state and city budgets more liquid thanks to stimulus money, municipalities are snapping them up.
Sep 11, 2009 Slate.com