Technology

Forbes Magazine reflects on the importance and impacts of light-emitting diode (LED) lights as more cities replace their traditional streetlamps with LEDs.
Yesterday   Forbes Magazine
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. Opinion
Apr 6, 2010   By Ian Sacs
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 Jennifer Evans-Cowley
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 Robert Goodspeed
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
Apr 1, 2010  By David J. Carol