Technology

As transportation network companies like Uber and Bridj make it easier for some to opt out of the public transit system, a new app would help transit agencies offer more user-centric services.
14 hours ago   Fast Co.Exist
In the wake of the disasters which devastated parts of Japan, Russell Nichols of <em>Governing</em> investigates the state of disaster preparedness in US cities and states.
Mar 16, 2011   Governing
An event held at The Brookings Institution invited transit experts to discuss the lessons learned from BRT systems in Latin America and their applicability in the United States.
Mar 9, 2011   Sustainable Cities Collective
The Chinese megacity of Chongqing has announced plans to install a half a million surveillance cameras by 2012.
Mar 9, 2011   Agence France Presse
As Facebook prepares to relocate its corporate headquarters from Palo Alto to Menlo Park, the company organized a day-long charrette to get input from architects, planners, and community members about how to "turn this neighborhood inside out."
Mar 7, 2011   San Jose Mercury News
Hybrid solar/diesel ferries have been plying the waters for some time now, but now a number of new technologies are being implemented, including one of the very oldest - sails.
Mar 6, 2011   InTransition
A study of Twitter-use patterns found that some cities are far more active early in the morning, while others showed higher activity at night or on weekends.
Mar 3, 2011   Sustainable Cities Collective
<em>Streetfilms</em> has begun a ten-part video series looking at non-automobile transportation in cities across the U.S.
Mar 3, 2011   Streetfilms
In an attempt to lure more employees of high-tech companies to use public transit, the Santa Clara County Valley Transportation Authority has proposed buses with wi-fi, reclining seats, and even a concierge to coordinate dry-cleaning services.
Mar 2, 2011   GOOD Magazine
The city of Chicago is planning to build a network of 280 electric vehicle charging stations throughout the city by the end of the year.
Mar 2, 2011   Grist
Will digital communications make cities obsolete, or can online connections actually complement the face-to-face interactions and the cities that support them?
Mar 1, 2011   New York Times