Technology

The accouterments of modern life are heavily designed, replete with ostensible utility. But here's a radical suggestion: "Perhaps we’re solving the wrong problems — or inventing problems that don’t exist — as justification for our excessive output."
23 hours ago   Medium
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Private, crowdsourced mobile phone applications addressing urban mobility collect troves of data on how cities flow. So how can municipalities tap into these databases to accurately understand the movement of their citizens? Exclusive
Aug 25, 2014  By Maayan Dembo
In November, voters in Cleveland can decide whether or not to ban the use of automatic traffic cameras to catch red-light violators.
Aug 22, 2014   ideastream
A study by computer scientists from the University of Michigan shows how easy it is to hack and control traffic lights.
Aug 22, 2014   Vox
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg began a new program via Bloomberg Philanthropies to invest $45 million for shaking up city halls.
Aug 21, 2014   Next City
USDOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) yesterday publicized an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) and a supporting comprehensive research report on cutting edge V2V communications technology.
Aug 20, 2014   National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
A short case study in Lean Urbanism, compliments of Victoria Beach, Manitoba.
Aug 19, 2014   PlaceShakers
According to Jarrett Walker, one solution to alleviating food deserts is by providing residents access to frequent transportation networks.
Aug 19, 2014   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.
Aug 19, 2014   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"?
Aug 16, 2014   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