Technology

At the Serious Gaming workshop held in South Africa, game-maker Tygron showcased their game "The Climategame" and examined game play for lessons in how planners might improve their professional practice.
2 days ago   Future Cape Town
The popularity of Google Maps is well-documented, and as more users are using the software on their phones (remember when you had to print maps before you left your home or office?), Google's recent updates includes a bunch of new mobile features.
May 8, 2014   Gizmodo
In a big victory for safe streets, New York City has released to the public an online database of crash data for the city. Previously, poor and incomplete data made creating safe streets "next to impossible."
May 8, 2014   WNYC: Transportation Nation
The MonkeyParking app works similarly to sharing economy stars Airbnb or Uber, except for sale is an inside line on parking spaces. That means that private users would be auctioning the use of public space. That can't be legal, can it?
May 7, 2014   Uptown Almanac
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The idea of cars that would drive themselves has only recently moved from science fiction to reality. In this feature, Antonio Loro explores the feasibility and implications of automated vehicles, especially self-driving taxis. Exclusive
May 6, 2014  By Antonio Loro
New York City is lagging behind cities like London, Paris, and Tokyo in implementing Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC). A recent report provides recommendations on how to speed up the process.
May 4, 2014   Next City
Electric car companies such as Honda are creating smart homes by integrating built-in energy- and money-saving features.
May 2, 2014   FastCompany Exist
The Social Computing Group and the MIT Media Lab have launched the "You Are Here" project, mapping data points from cities where participants have lived. The project has colorful maps of bicycle crashes, coffee shops, and permanent visa applications.
May 2, 2014   You Are Here
Drawing heavily on comparisons to the booms and busts of American cities, a writer describes the perfectly-preserved, abandoned, virtual cities of the popular online game World of Warcraft.
May 1, 2014   AV Club
Guardian Cities has compiled a list (with pictures!) of the "smartest" urban crowdfunding projects from around the world.
Apr 29, 2014   Guardian Cities
We have all been there – tight timeline, limited staff, and limited budget for your project. You want to get the job done, but aren’t sure what technology tools are out there to help you on the fly. You need tools that are easy to use, cheap, and give you instant results. Opinion
Apr 29, 2014   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley