The "Cities: Skylines" city-building simulation game enters the scene long dominated by SimCity.
2 hours ago   Greater Greater Washington
Big-name technology companies with retail stores, like Apple, Microsoft, and Tesla, have enabled many Class A malls to not just stay in business, but thrive. Record sales per square foot are flowing.
Jan 31, 2015   The Wall Street Journal
A new map from Mapbox visualizes traffic on all roads eligible for highway safety funds by combining data available through the Highway Performance Monitoring System on OpenStreetMap.
Jan 29, 2015   MapBox
A survey of the quickly broadening reach of data about the movement of traffic reveals the next step necessary to achieve congestion nirvana: unfettered access to private cell phone data.
Jan 28, 2015   Next City
The popular navigation app Waze includes a feature that rewards users for revealing the location of police officers. A debate over the public safety impacts of that feature is gaining traction, and some police officers want the feature removed.
Jan 27, 2015   Fusion
The following report surveys the current state of Internet technology as employed by the planning departments of over 500 cities in the United States. Exclusive
Jan 27, 2015  By Billy Riggs
California has commenced new water use reporting requirements, which the Pacific Institute has compiled into an interactive map and database to provide accessible evidence about where the state's water goes.
Jan 23, 2015   Pacific Institute
Pittsburgh has a new web-based portal for residents to track snow removal operations as they happen. It's the latest example of a city allowing public access to the details of city operations during snowstorms.
Jan 22, 2015   CityLab
Visitors from small islands off the coast of Maine traveled to Samsø, a larger island off the coast of Denmark, to learn how to emulate its transformation into a model of renewable energy.
Jan 20, 2015   The New York Times
Emanuel Maiberg discusses an ongoing crisis in a simulated version of reality familiar to many planners—i.e., the homelessness problem in SimCity 4.
Jan 17, 2015   Motherboard
Portsmoth, New Hampshire has created textured, 3D maps of its historic district to help illustrate development impacts during the approval process.
Jan 15, 2015   Next City