Technology

February 14, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has announced plans to create a citywide network providing free wireless Internet access. L.A. will join more than 300 cities nationwide that offer wireless access.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2007, 6am PST
<p>The city of Houston is looking to create a wi-fi wireless Internet access network that covers the entire city. If approved, this would be the largest citywide wi-fi network in North America.</p>
The Houston Chronicle
February 12, 2007, 7am PST
<p>This video from the <em>BBC</em> follows the journey of a car through the inner workings at an automated parking garage in New York City.</p>
BBC
February 7, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>Enthusiasts are using Google Earth and Microsoft Live Search Maps for unexpected purposes.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
February 6, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>An Italian village that once spent almost three months of each year in the shadows of a nearby mountain has turned to technology to provide sunlight during its annual spell of darkness. A huge sun-tracking mirror now reflects light onto the village.</p>
International Herald Tribune
February 3, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>A unique regional organization is inviting thousands of today's Central Floridians to determine the future living pattern of 3.5 million new residents projected for the area by 2050.</p>
The Orlando Sentinel
January 20, 2007, 7am PST
<p>The design of schools should account for advances in technology and consider how those changes will affect the way students learn, according to learning advocates who discuss the future of school design in this article from the <em>BBC</em>.</p>
BBC
January 18, 2007, 6am PST
<p>High-tech garages and online applications promise to help ease motorists' parking frustrations.</p>
MSNBC
January 17, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>Even in virtual environments, it turns out, good planning matters. The virtual environment, Second Life, offers a view into the future of how planning may evolve in virtual worlds, and how planners might use virtual environments to plan.</p>
Planning magazine, American Planning Association
January 17, 2007, 12pm PST
<p>Mass production and prefabrication have revolutionized the manufacturing of cars, planes and ships -- now a number of pioneering builders and architects are applying these technologies to the housing industry.</p>
Wired
January 17, 2007, 11am PST
<p>State and local officials are offering $100 million dollars in tax breaks to the Internet company should it locate a new facility in Lenoir, North Carolina. Yet some wonder if the generosity will pay off for the town.</p>
The News & Observer
January 13, 2007, 7am PST
<p>This audio report from NPR describes "smart elevator" technology that is slowly moving its way into the U.S. in places like elevator-dependent New York City. These new elevators group passengers into different elevators based on their destination.</p>
National Public Radio
January 8, 2007, 10am PST
<p>Two City of Los Angeles senior traffic engineers are charged with breaking into traffic control computers and disabling traffic signals at busy Los Angeles intersections.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
January 6, 2007, 9am PST
<p>Caltrain, the nation's oldest commuter rail system west of the Mississippi, unveiled a plan to electrify the line that operates 96 daily trains from San Francisco to San Jose using technology that requires changes in federal and state regulations.</p>
Redwood City Daily News
December 31, 2006, 9am PST
<p>The new high tech meters allow drivers to take their unused time to another parking spot in the city.</p>
The Examiner
December 19, 2006, 12pm PST
<p>Architect Frank Gehry's design for a new concert hall in Miami Beach blends openness with the next-generation Internet.</p>
Bloomberg.com
December 15, 2006, 11am PST
<p>A new Internet start-up hopes to become the eBay for parking spaces by allowing people to find and trade parking online.</p>
ABC News
December 14, 2006, 7am PST
<p>The new site, the latest in a growing number of online tools used to cultivate investment, allows companies to research demographics, find vacant parcels, and identify business assistance programs.</p>
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 8, 2006, 8am PST
<p>An article featured in Linux Journal chronicles the process for updating the infrastructure of a high-traffic website like Planetizen to the Drupal content management platform.</p>
Linux Journal
December 1, 2006, 2pm PST
<p>A new church outside Rome designed by architect Richard Meier has been built with a self cleaning exterior that also destroys pollutants in the air.</p>
The New York Times