Technology

The Google Bus protests got the media’s attention, and the Ellis Act has politician’s attention, but the Bay Area’s current tech-housing-gentrification crisis is a big, complicated mess.
4 hours ago   TechCrunch
Following a path blazed by Oregon Trail and other classic educational video games, SimCity is hoping to become a common classroom tool. Thousands of students are testing a tailored version of the game, and the results are promising.
Nov 27, 2013   The Washington Post
In the face of rising pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities, the District of Columbia's police department began deploying automated photo enforcement technologies while San Francisco took a multi-agency, collaborative planning approach.
Nov 26, 2013   Transportation Nation
There's no shortage of bold and bizarre ideas for how to make our future cities more livable, sustainable, and efficient. Whether many of these ideas are feasible is another story.
Nov 24, 2013   Future Cities
Creativity isn’t a theory about hipsters and the latte set. The key driver of a resilient economy is the same thing that binds us as humans – our shared creativity. Hazel Borys reviews Richard Florida's latest creative culture ideas.
Nov 20, 2013   PlaceShakers
Matthew L. Wald reports on the massive cyber war game called GridEx II that simulated a coordinated assault on America's power grid this week.
Nov 16, 2013   The New York Times
A milestone was reached last month in oil imports: For the first time in 18 years, the U.S. produced more oil than it imported thanks to fracking and reduced consumption. But according to a new IEA report, shale oil growth will peak within a decade.
Nov 15, 2013   The New York Times - Energy & Environment
For those who may not know, Google has a mysterious project under construction in the San Francisco bay. We know it as the Google barge and it is covered in scaffolding, cloaked in secrets. Such secrecy is rarely seen for such a visible project. Opinion
Nov 15, 2013   By Norman Wright
Sure, reusing an existing building is probably the most sustainable method of construction, but a new neighborhood on Bainbridge Island, Washington sets an enviable standard for environmental responsibility in every aspect of its design.
Nov 15, 2013   Fast Company Co.Exist
Shannon Mattern surveys the new wave of urban data science projects and argues that practitioners are trending toward an obsession with data-for-data’s-sake and an idolization of method.
Nov 14, 2013   Places Journal
In the future, big data is supposed to help cities improve and optimize their operations. According to a new report that documents the innovative uses of data and evidence by seven major cities, the future is now.
Nov 13, 2013   Fast Company Co.Exist