Technology

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.
Yesterday   Los Angeles Times
Welcome to the age of "Dashboard Governance"—when a good user interface offers the potential for performance advantages to city management.
Mar 9, 2015   Places Journal
Manufacturers say yes, arguing that the reduction in vehicle crashes decreases traffic congestion. Other features improve traffic flow. But these are safety technologies, not emission-reducing measures, that critics worry will water-down CAFE.
Mar 9, 2015   The Wall Street Journal
Caeser Augustus famously boasted "I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble." An architectural historian and urban designer at UCLA now has the model to prove the veracity of the claim.
Mar 7, 2015   UCLA Newsroom
As social media platforms evolve into specific niches, the Nextdoor platform is quickly expanding its online version of neighborhood-level interaction.
Mar 5, 2015   New York Times
The Wall Street Journal examines desalination efforts on the Central and South Coasts, starting with the reactivation of a Santa Barbara plant. Notwithstanding criticisms on costs and environmental damage, eight plants have been built since 2006.
Mar 4, 2015   The Wall Street Journal
OpenStreetMap has released an animated map to illustrate the impressive growth of the project over the first ten years of its existence.
Mar 3, 2015   Maps Mania
A free app, still very nascent in its adoption, alerts drivers to the presence of bikers.
Mar 3, 2015   The Chicago Bicycle Advocate
If there's a solid take-away from the California Field Poll, it is not to ask residents how they feel about raising gas taxes, or any one option for that matter. Rather, offer a menu of funding alternatives and the results become more meaningful.
Feb 28, 2015   Sacramento Bee
The cities that visitors see will always be different than the city that locals see. A new mapping project reveals the distinctions between the local perspective and the tourist perspective for 136 cities around the globe.
Feb 27, 2015   Huffington Post
While all four passenger cars derailed in Tuesday morning's crash with a pickup truck, three on their sides, experts indicate that the new cars likely prevented far greater damage. Also covered is the locomotive push-pull issue and grade separations.
Feb 26, 2015   Los Angeles Times