Apps

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
May 12, 2018, 11am PDT
Electric scooters need maintenance and charges, so Bird is using the gig economy to make sure its scooters keep scooting.
Curbed
April 18, 2018, 5am PDT
Detailed reports on mode share, in real time and over time, are available with Replica.
Sidewalk Labs
April 3, 2018, 5am PDT
At the Shared Use Mobility Summit in Chicago, Jarrett Walker cautioned the tech world to keep four key transportation problems in mind.
Forbes
March 29, 2018, 11am PDT
Tech-focused civic partnerships may be one way to unlock greater urban mobility for disabled people. Tools in the works include navigation apps with specialized sound cues and "smart canes" that interact with invisible paint.
Smart Cities Dive
March 28, 2018, 1pm PDT
Several new apps allow landlords to place available units out to bid. The city of Seattle is concerned the apps might exacerbate prices in an already expensive rental market.
Smart Cities Dive
March 26, 2018, 8am PDT
Mayors chose these winners based on their potential to benefit local governments and communities.
Route Fifty
March 21, 2018, 5am PDT
More uses and modes than ever are fighting for curb space in growing cities. Here's an app to make sense of what you can do, and when, along this valued real estate.
The Verge
December 12, 2017, 7am PST
A new platform called Nesterly provides housing solutions for people on either side of the age demographic spectrum.
Fast Company Co.Design
November 14, 2017, 8am PST
App-driven bikeshare, without the station, has been spreading rapidly, especially in China. But the system comes with its share of problems, including its own version of the tragedy of the commons.
The Guardian
July 21, 2017, 1pm PDT
The Citymapper "smart bus" system will rely on the power of data to meet transit service demand in London.
The Verge
June 26, 2017, 1pm PDT
Los Altos, California has erected a new roadblock in its ongoing effort to keep drivers from cutting through residential neighborhoods, beckoned by the popular navigation app Waze.
Slate
May 5, 2017, 10am PDT
Bridj's bet that it could, well, bridge ride-hailing and public transit didn't pay off. Lacking new investment, the company is shutting down.
CityLab