The Regional Plan Association recently held their Annual Regional Assembly, focused this year on technology and innovation. Thomas K. Wright of the RPA talks about some of the smart ideas that came out of the assembly.
Apr 25, 2010 Citiwire.net
A Univ. of HI civil engineering professor blasts the professional engineering group of Hawaii's endorsement of the planned, elevated rail system. Voters supported the system in a 2008 election, but it has since become politically contentious.
Apr 21, 2010 (Honolulu) Star Bulletin
With the brilliant help of graduates from Hoboken's Stevens Institute of Technology, our local community shuttle bus (a.k.a. The Hop, formerly known as The Downtown Crosstown Shuttle) can now be viewed live on the city's website as it cruises along narrow Hoboken city streets from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EST), Monday through Friday. If you're not near the internet, try texting “crosstown” to 41411 to get a return text with the location of the bus' whereabouts whenever it's running, then run down to the corner before you miss it!
Apr 19, 2010 By
Why build your own? There are several free web applications out there that help cities interface with their citizens. Christian Madera picks the best.
Apr 17, 2010 Next American City
BBC News reports on a development touting itself as an 'urban village' that hopes to rejuvenate run-down High Street in Swansea, U.K. It features a series of courtyards with shops, offices, restaurants and apartments.
Apr 14, 2010 BBC News
A new service allows drivers in New York City to pay a fee to find an available parking spot in their vicinity.
Apr 13, 2010 The New York Times
Infrastructure is undeniably important to our cities and places, but a new kind of infrastructure -- soft infrastructure -- is becoming increasingly important.
Apr 13, 2010 The Architect's Newspaper
In his commentary, Rob Steuteville questions whether we should work toward sustaining what we have, or building a more resilient future.
Apr 12, 2010 New Urban News
Low-cost, high capacity urban gondolas and cable cars are being successfully used as public transit and tools of urban revitalization in Colombia, Algeria and other parts of the developing world.
Apr 11, 2010 www.TheCityFix.com
<em>Worldchanging</em>'s Alex Steffen reflects on the increasing impact of Internet-enabled information sharing at the community level, and suggests that it's helping to make neighborhoods more walkable.
Apr 11, 2010 WorldChanging