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Apps

May 22, 2020, 5am PDT
The NYC Subway Sounds app is a great tool for dealing with nostalgia for the old ways of life.
The Verge
March 23, 2020, 5am PDT
The Transit app has created the most comprehensive portal for transit ridership data—with a key caveat made about the source of the data.
transit
January 9, 2020, 8am PST
On-demand technology has vastly transformed cities by changing everything from the way we shop and travel to how markets target and serve us.
CityLab
December 20, 2019, 9am PST
Even with laws limiting or prohibiting the use of devices while driving, motorists continue to make calls and text while driving.
Bloomberg
December 1, 2019, 7am PST
Which technologies have had the biggest impact on urban life and the built environment in the 2010s, according to Curbed.
Curbed
November 21, 2019, 2pm PST
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) relies on technology to streamline transportation and improve access. But apps are not going to be enough for people to leave their cars behind.
CityLab
October 2, 2019, 1pm PDT
The app is expanding to include information about public transit and micromobility options as part of Lyft’s goal to make travel easier.
CityLab
August 12, 2019, 7am PDT
Augmented reality could boost safety for pedestrians, or it could add another layer of distraction between people and the real world.
Smart Cities Dive
Feature
July 29, 2019, 5am PDT
Insights into the mobile app technology used in the practice and study of planning.
James Brasuell
Blog post
March 22, 2019, 8am PDT
There are so many more ways to access local culture as a tourist or an urban explorer than ever before.
Kayla Matthews
March 14, 2019, 11am PDT
It's only one step in a multi-modal journey, but parking at a transit station can be quite a hassle.
Smart Cities Dive
February 6, 2019, 1pm PST
The tech is part of a public-private partnership meant to improve connectivity to Waze and other navigation apps from underground.
The Verge
October 11, 2018, 8am PDT
Anthony Foxx, former Secretary of Transportation under President Obama, has accepted a job at Lyft. In a post, he discusses why.
Medium
September 22, 2018, 5am PDT
The furnishing giant's concept imagines an app-summoned fleet of "living rooms on wheels" delivering everything from groceries to health services.
Quartz
September 3, 2018, 9am PDT
Can Trulia succeed in making sense of neighborhoods for an online platform?
Slate
August 28, 2018, 6am PDT
In "America's Eviction Badlands," universities are developing web apps to help tenants stay in their homes.
CityLab
August 15, 2018, 2pm PDT
Real estate site Trulia has launched a new tool that acts as a one-stop shop for information on neighborhoods.
Curbed
August 13, 2018, 5am PDT
Miles brings the frequent flyer concept to ground level by offering rewards for your daily commute.
The Verge
July 1, 2018, 1pm PDT
Seattle's Find It, Fix It app plays a telling role in the city's approach to its homeless population. The question is whether the app is fixing anything for the people living on the street.
The Atlantic
Feature
May 31, 2018, 5am PDT
Planetizen is pleased to present the best of the latest crop of mobile apps by planners and for planners.
James Brasuell