A short case study in Lean Urbanism, compliments of Victoria Beach, Manitoba.
According to Jarrett Walker, one solution to alleviating food deserts is by providing residents access to frequent transportation networks.
Yesterday Human Transit
A bill will attempt to bring some equity to the flagrantly inequitable rebate program that subsidizes purchases of Electric Vehicles. Additional subsidies would be directed to low income families. Rebates could also be used for car share and transit.
Yesterday Los Angeles Times
Exactly how does a student take on an open data political stance and transform it into "the largest crowd-sourced mapping project on the internet"?
4 days ago TechCrunch
WIFIRE, a real-time and data-driven simulation, prediction, and visualization technology, combines satellite and remote sensor data to forecast the potential spread of wildfires.
Aug 13, 2014 Information Week
Philadelphia's Community Life Improvement Program is using Esri's Collector mobile app to empower their data collection in management. Prior to Collector, the anti-graffiti effort was driven by Excel.
Aug 12, 2014 Technical.ly Philly
An online mapping tool called HealthMap helped identify the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa by pulling data from all over the big data spectrum. It can also tell provide insight into the health concerns in your area.
Aug 11, 2014 PBS NewsHour - The Rundown
The limitations (and inaccuracies) of traditional data sources like the U.S. Census are well known, so researchers are looking social media to gather the data necessary to draw conclusions about societal movements.
Aug 10, 2014 Forbes
By assessing three different groups of indicators, researchers were able to tour thousands of blocks in Chicago through Google Street View and compare visual signs of reinvestment and renewal between 2007 and 2009.
Aug 7, 2014 Gizmodo
A new tier of service for Lyft launched today, allowing customers traveling in the same direction to share a ride. The new product follows a similar release earlier this week by Uber.
Aug 7, 2014 Forbes