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10 hours ago
While the fame and the glory might go to the first companies that bring self-driving cars to the market, the companies that provide the detailed, constantly changing maps will make a lot of money.
PC Magazine
4 days ago
In 1995, planners forecasted that the Millbrae BART Station in San Mateo County, where riders can transfer to/from Caltrain, would attract 16,500 weekday riders. Fourteen years after it opened, ridership is 7,000. Planners were off by 58 percent.
San Francisco Chronicle
4 days ago
Call it a reverse Chinatown.
Los Angeles Times
4 days ago
There's only one requirement to qualify for Seattle's Poetic Grid project: write a poem about a specific place.
Next City
4 days ago
The Tax Foundation endeavors to provide a simple explanation of road funding.
Tax Foundation
5 days ago
A more nuanced understanding of suburban poverty is available from an examination of the Denver region.
The Denver Post
5 days ago
The rubber meets the road, or not.
Austin Monitor
5 days ago
Sea level rise is already flooding communities with such regularity that many residents are deciding to leave. The sea level rise tipping point will expand its reach as the climate changes.
San Francisco Chronicle
5 days ago
A new report is potentially a first step in a larger project to revamp Chicago's Pedway—an under-appreciated network of tunnels in downtown Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
5 days ago
New bike lanes in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick started raising property values within a year.
DNA Info
6 days ago
With so many houses oriented to the privacy of backyards, one street in St. Louis has redefined neighborly by orienting their sitting and relaxation areas to the front yard.
StarTribune
6 days ago
The first report from independent think tank RethinkXL predicts that by 2031, 95 percent of U.S. passenger miles traveled will be served by on-demand, autonomous electric vehicles owned by companies providing transport as a service.
San Francisco Chronicle
6 days ago
A new report details the work Chicago's suburbs will have to do to live up to the bike-friendly example of its urban core.
Chicago Tribune
6 days ago
The difference in lives saved between tsunamis that hit Crescent City, California in 1964 and 2011 was an early detection and warning system. Now it's up to Congress to save the $12 million system from the proposed cuts in Trump's budget.
Los Angeles Times
6 days ago
The potential of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data to redefine mapping and modeling will be on display in the city of Dublin, Ireland, after NYU researchers released the largest ever LiDAR data set.
TechCrunch
6 days ago
A piece of Chicago development history as disappearing, as well as some of the city's uniquely urban density, as developers convert four-plus-ones into single-family homes.
Crain's Chicago Business
6 days ago
Researchers at MIT and Harvard believe that their computer vision system (i.e., artificial intelligence) helps reveal fundamental characteristics of neighborhood change.
MIT News
6 days ago
A Cleveland architect offers a scathing critique of the design choices made by one of the city's cultural institutions.
Crain's Cleveland Business
6 days ago
Open data that no one knows how to use is hardly open at all. A new platform from Esri aims to improve the situation.
CityLab
6 days ago
Clean and safe from rats.
Smart Cities Dive
July 13, 2017, 2pm PDT
While premature to claim victory, a report from the San Francisco Chronicle suggests that the California Air Resources Board will prevail in a looming showdown with the U.S. EPA over whether to allow the state to set vehicle emission standards.
San Francisco Chronicle