Technology

November 14, 2015, 9am PST
Serving beach-side Santa Monica and nearby Venice, Breeze Bikeshare equips its bikes with GPS tracking. The program claims to be more advanced than an L.A. Metro system set to debut in early 2016.
Los Angeles Times
November 12, 2015, 6am PST
"If the 20th century was devoted to building the infrastructure to service the personal automobile, then perhaps the 21st century will be devoted to undoing most of it."
TechCrunch
November 9, 2015, 10am PST
Whether you're a lifelong resident of Boston, just moving there, or simply passing through, this guide has 18 apps and services for navigating and enjoying the city life to its fullest.
Netted
November 9, 2015, 8am PST
The World Economic Forum offers a reminder of just how drastically things could change, and soon, in cities.
Citiscope
November 7, 2015, 7am PST
Cartographers have a new world to map, as technology opens up the interiors of malls, museums, and other large spaces to online exploration.
Citymetric
November 6, 2015, 2pm PST
Contrary to one some urbanists believe, some of the advancements of the new economy might better serve less dense, even suburban, environments. Example: a delivery robot created by the co-founders of Skype.
The New York Times
November 6, 2015, 11am PST
An intrepid mapmaker and data cruncher has created a map that illustrates the ubiquity of fatalities on U.S. roads and highways.
Metrocosm
October 31, 2015, 5am PDT
Maybe Halloween isn't the best night for it—but otherwise consider the weekend as a good time to get lost in a city.
Citymetric
Blog post
October 29, 2015, 6am PDT
Researchers are examining technologies that can aid in understanding many aspects of our cities, from how citizens interact in plan making, where residents use social media, and how to understand our changing communities.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
October 28, 2015, 10am PDT
Reports from the California DMV blame human drivers for minor collisions involving Google's self-driving cars. Drive carefully in Mountain View.
Techradar
October 28, 2015, 8am PDT
As cities look to the Internet of Things to reimagine urban infrastructure, one hope is that real-time data collection will help increase energy efficiency at the regional level. Where do homes outfitted with a network of smart devices fit in?
VerdeXchange News
October 26, 2015, 7am PDT
New green buildings may be de riguer, but preservation does less harm.
Boston Society of Architects
October 25, 2015, 5am PDT
With so many potential sources of data with which to analyze traffic behaviors and real-time conditions, University of Toronto engineers have created an online portal that could one day help drive a system populated with autonomous cars.
U of T Engineering News
October 23, 2015, 1pm PDT
An engineer from Fairbanks, Alaska, has built a house that is "kept toasty without fossil fuels and uses a mere fraction of the energy typically needed, even at 30 below."
Alaska Dispatch News
October 19, 2015, 11am PDT
Some cities take their surveillance of traffic violations very seriously. Washington, D.C., this time we're looking at you.
Vox
October 17, 2015, 1pm PDT
Ninth graders in Soldotna, Alaska, were introduced to geographic information systems (GIS) by a team of volunteers who spent two days illustrating how GIS technology is used in analyzing complex systems.
Peninsula Clarion
October 16, 2015, 9am PDT
Several Los Angeles neighborhoods, Venice in particular, have become hotbeds of short-term rental activity. Upset by a stream of raucous visitors, residents wonder whether the city can—or will—enforce regulations on platforms like Airbnb.
The Los Angeles Times
October 15, 2015, 10am PDT
Utilities profit from building more power plants—a flawed model for a diminishing natural monopoly.
Vox
October 14, 2015, 11am PDT
With fewer human workers available to meet demand, Japanese construction company Komatsu is turning to automated equipment and drones.
The Verge
October 14, 2015, 6am PDT
One of the world's most popular navigation apps, Waze, has aggregated the data generated by 50 million users to develop a "Driver's Satisfaction Index." Perhaps surprisingly, auto-oriented Phoenix, Arizona leads all cities on the index.
Waze