Chicago's big-data projects seem unwieldy, but there is a sound core plan informing them.
Jan 26, 2014 Future Cities
Most of us have been to public meetings where we have heard members of the public express what might seem to be extreme views, expressing for example that adding sidewalks to their neighborhood will bring more crime. Or you may hear people say I wish our city was more like city _______! Opinion
Jan 24, 2014 By
The much maligned "Prius tax", an annual registration fee for hybrid and electric vehicles to ensure they pay their share of road costs that was part of former Va. Governor Bob McDonell's landmark transportation bill last year, may soon be history.
Jan 24, 2014 Bloomberg BusinessWeek
On Places, Simon Sadler explores the magical thinking and many contradictions of the TED Talks.
Jan 23, 2014 Places Journal
You've heard of road rage. Electric vehicle drivers at Silicon Valley workplaces where EVs substantially exceed chargers may experience "charge rage" when a "top-off" can take as long as eight hours.
Jan 23, 2014 San Jose Mercury News
The developers of a transit-tracking app have some for exciting news for public officials: There's a way to improve transit rider satisfaction without reducing fares, buying new vehicles or expanding service. Just give your users more information.
Jan 22, 2014 The Atlantic Cities
Street furniture like benches, garbage cans, and bike racks are found in every city. But not all street furniture is created equal—new technology is redefining street furniture as the smart devices that run efficient cities.
Jan 22, 2014 Woodhouse
By analyzing four public spaces using William H. Whyte's groundbreaking techniques for studying street life, a team of researchers led by Keith Hampton reached some surprising conclusions about how technology is changing our social interactions.
Jan 20, 2014 The New York Times
Not so long ago, I wrote an article about the misconceptions of transit use [link]. Opinion
Jan 20, 2014 By
PBS' Hari Sreenivasan and guests share impressions of the North American Auto Show held in Detroit last week. Trucks and luxury cars were the focus, not electric and super-efficient vehicles. Debate on fuel efficiency standards is predicted in 2017.
Jan 20, 2014 PBS NewsHour