New York City has GPS data from tens of thousands of taxis and is beginning to mine that information to improve its streets. We talked to some transportation experts for their ideas on how to use it.
Apr 8, 2010 Streetsblog
<em>Treehugger</em> lists five of the coming innovations that experts expect to revolutionize urban bicycling.
Apr 7, 2010 Treehugger
Thomas L. Millette looks back at how far GIS has come, and how it has become an essential tool for urban planning.
Apr 6, 2010 Planning Commissioners Journal
When I inherited the Hoboken Parking Utility last year, it was hobbling along with all of the forward planning of a Friday night Rock-and-Bowl last call. With no time to build a new budget from the bottom up, I was left to remold what I found into something a little less status-quo and a little more innovative. In a scrutinizing political climate and tough economic conditions, the changes had to be both necessary and serve as an example of ways to reduce costs.
Apr 6, 2010 By
Normally fuel economy standards are set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Due to the 2007 Supreme Court ruling on the Clean Air Act, the new rules are jointly issued by the EPA to regulate tailpipe emissions as well as CAFE.
Apr 5, 2010 Union Of Concerned Scientists
Jennifer Evans-Cowley, Phd, AICP, spends a couple of hours exploring the phenomenon that is chatroulette.com. Chatroulette sets you up to videochat with a complete stranger. Are there applications for the future of public participation in planning? Exclusive
Apr 5, 2010 By
A growing number of cities and towns in the Atlanta area are not only using social media, but using it innovatively, reports Shane Blatt.
Apr 3, 2010 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Earlier this week I read a report about creating a geographic data system for a community group in Lawrence, Massachusett Opinion
Apr 2, 2010 By
Chicago's Union Station is announcing a potential upgrade in order to prepare for future high speed rail construction, says The Christian Science Monitor.
Apr 2, 2010 The Christian Science Monitor
To inaugurate the launch of our new website with exclusive coverage of high-speed rail, we asked David J. Carol, Market Leader of High-Speed Rail at Parsons Brinkerhoff to tell us what we need to know about the U.S.'s exciting new endeavor. Exclusive
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