Technology

Earlier in June, Google announced the creation of an "urban innovation company" called Sidewalk Labs. One writer explains the genesis of the company as well as its potential for the future of how cities operate.
4 days ago   Pacific Standard
The use drones for planning and its related fields has obvious and immediate potential. So far, however, the use of drones lacks a coherent regulatory framework.
May 11, 2015   ZwillGen
This is what "smart cities" technology looks like: A new product called Inrix Insights offers planners and businesses a platform by which to access the data created by the use of connected cars.
May 10, 2015   ITProPortal
The world now includes a technology that raises the stakes of the collective interest in self-driving cars to a whole new weight class: a self-driving big rig.
May 8, 2015   The Verge
You've got big ideas about how to make life better for lots of people. But are your ideas big enough for a home on Mars?
May 8, 2015   Network World
A partnership between Waze and the city of Los Angeles has prompted a cry of "not on the street in front of my frontyard!" from residential neighborhoods around the city.
May 5, 2015   Los Angeles Times
Of all the inventions of the modern world, few have been so embraced as artificial light. But constant light, like that which floods city streets and illuminates buildings, is not necessarily healthy or safe. Some cities are trying to go dark.
May 3, 2015   The Architect's Newspaper
With over 162,000 full- or part-time "driver partners" nationwide, Uber is an employment giant. The company's 20,000 Bay Area workers place it among the top five regional employers.
Apr 29, 2015   SFGate
The future has arrived in Western Australia thanks to new technology created and implemented by Carnegie Wave Energy. The CETO project marries renewable power with desalination—a timely marriage when droughts and climate change take center stage.
Apr 27, 2015   The New York Times - Energy & Environment
A suburban city in the East Bay Area will allow commuters to use a new app that links their smartphones to traffic lights.
Apr 24, 2015   San Jose Mercury News
In the ever changing global landscape, organizations need to anticipate and adapt to shifting circumstances to survive. AJ Artemel spoke to Dr. Gereon Uerz of the Arup Foresight + Innovation team to discuss how this can be realized.
Apr 21, 2015   Arup Connect