Technology

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Yesterday  By James Brasuell
A University of Minnesota study published in PNAS looks at alternatives including ethanol and electricity and determined that "it's hard to beat gasoline." Even electric vehicles can do better or worse depending on how utilities source electricity.
Yesterday   AP via ABC News
FiveThirtyEight and ESPN recently produced a short documentary about the creators of Falling Fruit—a website that maps food sources in cities around the world.
2 days ago   FiveThirtyEight
How do you create a plan document that grabs the attention of your audience and generates feedback? In Central Arkansas, citizens are exploring and experiencing an interactive online draft plan that makes participation easy and fun.
2 days ago   Engaging Cities
Arguably just as important than the sales of new vehicles, e.g., hybrids and EVs, are the consequences of not buying new cars.
4 days ago   Scientific American
Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Portland all filed suit against Uber recently hoping to bring the transportation network company in conformity with public safety regulations.
6 days ago   Los Angeles Times
Sarah Goodyear writes a dissenting take on the "cutestification" of urban design—calling for a priority on clean and safe over "fun."
Dec 10, 2014   Next City
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
Robert Boyer guest blogs about his new article in JPER, which is a case study of EcoVillage at Ithaca as an example of socio technical experimentation in planning and community Opinion
Dec 8, 2014   By JPER
A new project to convert a little-used parking lot in a cloverleaf onramp opens the door to improve an awkward bike bridge landing in Portland, Oregon.
Dec 7, 2014   Bike Portland