The 596 Acres project to catalogue and improve vacant, publicly owned lots in New York City produced another great tool called the Urban Reviewer, which gathers all of New York's adopted neighborhood master plans in one place.
Jun 25, 2014 CityLab
A "cease-and-desist letter" was sent June 23 to MonkeyParking, a Rome-based tech startup that developed and markets an app that allows motorists to auction public parking spaces beginning at $5. The city attorney demanded shut-down by July 11.
Jun 25, 2014 San Francisco Chronicle
Dan Saffer asks us to consider the traffic light—and there's plenty to think about.
Jun 24, 2014 Wired
A tech columnist reviews the current state of smart home technology and finds that improvements will be necessary before widespread adoption can be expected.
Jun 24, 2014 The Wall Street Journal
The SFPark two-year pilot has concluded, and the city recently released comprehensive data that make a good case for its success in almost every possible metric of parking management. Now can the city expand the program?
Jun 24, 2014 S.F. Streetsblog
Emily Badger focuses on the signifier at the middle of the ongoing battle between taxi companies and transportation network companies like Uber, Lfyt, and Sidecar—the taxi medallion.
Jun 24, 2014 The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Perth, Australia joins ESRI's Urban Observatory network, a web application used to make quick scale comparison data maps of participating cities.
Jun 20, 2014 FutureGov
The San Francisco Chronicle published a sweeping portrait of Airbnb's operations within the city of San Francisco—from previously unreleased data to personal stories of renters.
Jun 20, 2014 San Francisco Chronicle
An article by Amy Crawford details the prospects of a plan to build a private rail connection between Houston and Dallas—the Texas Central Railway—that would be modeled on lines in Japan, and funded by Japanese interests.
Jun 20, 2014 CityLab
Samuel Baron makes the case that Divvy, Chicago's "newest transportation system," should be better integrated with the city's other public transport systems.
Jun 18, 2014 Transitized