Technology

The future has arrived in Western Australia thanks to new technology created and implemented by Carnegie Wave Energy. The CETO project marries renewable power with desalination—a timely marriage when droughts and climate change take center stage.
14 min ago   The New York Times - Energy & Environment
Qualcomm and Arup recently published a report on their vision for the future of connected cities. We spoke to Chris Luebkeman, Arup Fellow and Global Director of Foresight, Research and Innovation, and Qualcomm's Kiva Allgood to learn more.
Mar 31, 2015   Arup Connect
The "Cities: Skylines" city-building simulation game enters the scene long dominated by SimCity.
Mar 30, 2015   Greater Greater Washington
Live in the Marina District and work downtown or SoMA? You now have more transit choices thanks to two new startups, Chariot and Leap. Think of the two private shuttle services as Google buses for the public, except they are not quite so large.
Mar 28, 2015   Ars Technica
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As planners, we are regularly use mobile apps and are increasingly engaging with mobile tools, as noted in the annual app update. Blog Post
Mar 28, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Ok maybe not everything, everything—but the recognizable tropes of subway maps do make it easier to explain everything from the development of cities to musical styles to interstellar scale.
Mar 27, 2015   Vox
New technology could open a new era of independence for blind and visually impaired residents of communities everywhere.
Mar 26, 2015   Urbanful
To provide room for long-term expansion, companies like Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn are buying up even more Bay Area real estate. Their flush cash reserves have them nudging out the traditional development and investment crowd.
Mar 24, 2015   The Wall Street Journal
Until last week, the seasons never changed on satellite image software. But Mapbox's Landsat-Live program shares clear images of the Earth's surface in near-real time.
Mar 23, 2015   CityLab
An intrepid developer has combined the powers of OpenStreetMap, Wikipedia, and Spotify to map 7,681 songs about 212 cities across the globe.
Mar 21, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
California's Department of Parks and Recreation is getting into the app business. It is hoped that CaliParks will help improve access to the state's parks for young people and minorities.
Mar 21, 2015   The Bold Italic