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.
December 12, 2017, 7am PST
A new platform called Nesterly provides housing solutions for people on either side of the age demographic spectrum.
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.
July 21, 2017, 1pm PDT
The Citymapper "smart bus" system will rely on the power of data to meet transit service demand in London.
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.
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.
February 28, 2017, 2pm PST
Just in time for United Nations World Wildlife Day, a new initiative in Israel has launched to identify deadly road crossings for animals by harnessing data collected from the Waze app.
January 4, 2017, 10am PST
A list of mobile apps that support planning, as part of an annual update. Learn about exciting new ways to explore cities and enhance planning via mobile apps. Please feel free to add your own favorites.
December 10, 2016, 7am PST
The city's public works department hopes the app will improve efficiency, sustainability, and customer service.
December 5, 2016, 2pm PST
Technology startup Parkifi seeks to use the Internet of Things to address the long-lamented problem of congestion created by drivers seeking parking.
September 12, 2016, 5am PDT
For the first time ever, Norway is crowdsourcing public safety information from kids—made possible through the powers of smart phones and gamification.
August 29, 2016, 6am PDT
How Nextdoor responded to racial profiling on its platform should serve as an example to other forms of social media.
August 16, 2016, 7am PDT
Two planning researchers, one a professor at Tufts and another independent, make the case against apps as a panacea for urban problems.
August 10, 2016, 11am PDT
A pair of entrepreneurs has launched an app that allows property owners to rent driveway spaces to people looking for parking. Also, the app helps people find the parking they are looking for.
July 4, 2016, 11am PDT
An intrepid student has created a simple chatbot program that helps people get out of parking tickets.
June 22, 2016, 12pm PDT
Hate it or love it, Uber has changed the transportation game across this country. To boost ridership and change its public image, transit should consider taking some cues from the rideshare giant.
June 7, 2016, 12pm PDT
Accounts of disgruntled residents responding by any means necessary to the flood of cars beckoned by the whims of navigation apps like Waze are spreading across the country.
May 10, 2016, 9am PDT
These 20 apps and services will help you engage with everything Chicago has to offer in a whole new way.
April 26, 2016, 1pm PDT
Regular bus riders know how integral an accurate real-time bus arrival system can be to the experience of bus transit. D.C. Metro just made a switch in technology, and Greater Greater Washington evaluated the results (so far).
Greater Greater Washington
April 9, 2016, 7am PDT
Apps that improve city living and quality of life in cities are coming to the market seemingly every day. That's fine: it would be impossible to have too many apps for exploring options in street food.