Technology

Blog post
February 16, 2016, 9am PST
Google Earth can be a useful tool for understanding how parking is being used in your community and to identify where over- or under-utilization occurs.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
February 16, 2016, 5am PST
The seemingly non-complex decisions on where food trucks park is examined in a new study that finds there's actually a lot more to it than just an empty curb.
CityLab
February 14, 2016, 11am PST
The New York Times details how virtual reality is expected to change the game of real estate. The possibilities for planners and architects are endless as well.
The New York Times
February 12, 2016, 2pm PST
An online video game has the perfect remedy for anyone who hates modernism—and Le Corbusier more specifically.
The Architect's Newspaper
February 11, 2016, 8am PST
A competition with $50 million at stake, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, recently completed its submission deadline. The U.S. DOT reported shock at the level of interest in the competition.
Roadshow
February 11, 2016, 7am PST
Breaking news came in a pair this week for Google's self-driving car technology.
Quartz
February 7, 2016, 9am PST
When they're not extinguishing actual flames, fire trucks can seem comically over-sized on city streets. Replacing portions of the fleet with smaller response vehicles might save money without sacrificing capability.
CityLab
February 6, 2016, 5am PST
The Kiira Motor Corporation of Uganda has developed a 35-seat bus that includes solar panels on the roof. The bus travels up to 50 miles on two rechargeable batteries. Due to its limited range, the Kayoola is intended for inner-city travel.
Grist
February 4, 2016, 5am PST
It's still a longshot for full-scale production, but a unique research partnership has produced a unique example of biomimicry: a wind turbine that borrows from palm trees to achieve new levels of energy production.
ASME
February 3, 2016, 10am PST
The video game INFRA trades your typical Russian ultra-nationalists and Nazi zombies for a city on the verge of ruin. The protagonist, an engineer, is tasked with the seemingly mundane tasks that will bring the place back to life.
CityLab
February 3, 2016, 7am PST
Duncan McLaren and Julian Agyeman launch a withering critique of the sharing economy as we know it, and envision "sharing cities" built around technologies that put community before commerce.
The Boston Globe
February 2, 2016, 2pm PST
Three D.C. Metro stations will now include grocery delivery. The service could expand, especially if it raises revenues for the cash-strapped transit agency.
The Washington Post
February 1, 2016, 10am PST
The most popular social media site in the world is the latest entry in the quickly evolving world of mobility applications after filing a patent to for technology that would connect carpoolers.
Tech Insider
February 1, 2016, 6am PST
New York City’s new public Wi-Fi system is fast—really fast. But before you logon, remember to take all those encryption precautions you've heard about for years.
The Wall Street Journal
January 29, 2016, 8am PST
It makes sense that the transit agency serving the Silicon Valley would be one of the first to adopt a formal open data policy.
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Feature
January 27, 2016, 9am PST
A public-private partnership between Xerox and the city of Los Angeles rolls out a new mobile trip-planning app to the public today. Now it's on the city's residents to use this new power wisely.
James Brasuell
January 25, 2016, 10am PST
Energy infrastructure, street lighting, security services, health outcomes, and more will receive a technological overhaul for Denver's Peña Station NEXT project.
The Denver Post
January 22, 2016, 2pm PST
Public food markets can be key centers of urban commerce and social life. Late last year, a brainstorming event in London considered how they might evolve to accommodate modern lifestyles and technologies.
Nesta
January 22, 2016, 12pm PST
As a part of a competition sponsored by SpaceX, university students and independent engineering teams are building scale-model Hyperloop pods.
FutureStructure
January 21, 2016, 12pm PST
Over the past decade, Texas has led on wind but lagged on solar power. That may soon change. Texas solar companies are now offering "all-solar" plans to take advantage of an improved market.
Dallas News