The Hidden Costs of Drone Delivery
Ultra-fast drone delivery promises convenience, but comes at a high cost for workers, the environment, and public space.
San Diego Asks for Input on Citywide Drone Pilot
San Diego will soon host a federal pilot program on unmanned drones.
Friday Eye Candy: The World's Most Beautiful Cities, Viewed From Above
A collection of drone footage of the world's most beautiful cities, for those of us ready for a deskcation.
Delivery Robots Get Legal Status in Washington, D.C.
A delivery drone pilot launched in Washington, D.C. in 2016 has been expanded for further deployment.
Cities and Surveillance
For six years, New Orleans police have been using a secret program that uses social media to locate violent criminals.
Drone Delivery Reaches the Burrito Phase
Delivery-by-drone continues to make strides to becoming a feasible reality, as testing in rural Australia has seen burritos fly through the air from restaurant to customers' back yards.
Is This How Millennials Prefer Their Suburbs?
As more young people express a preference for suburban life, Alan M. Berger gives us a vision of tomorrow's suburbs: smart and sustainable, but still spread out.
More Changes Coming for Transportation
Even as cars and commuter planes look much like they did generations ago, big changes are coming for transportation, argues Timothy B. Lee in a piece for Vox.
World's First Passenger Drone Readies for Takeoff in Dubai
This summer, commuters may have another option for moving around Dubai as a pilotless drone is prepared to shuttle passengers around the city.
Slurpees By Air: Drone Delivery Takes Off in Reno
77 successful drone deliveries were made in the month of November from one 7-Eleven store in Reno, Nevada to customers in the city.
Planners Experiment with Unmanned Aerial Systems to Improve Maine Towns
Maine planners are finding new ways to use aerial photos and drone technology to improve transportation and environmental planning.
EPA Awards Grant To Monitor Wetlands Using Unmanned Aircraft System
Community and Regional Planning Associate Professor Zhenghong Tang received an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant to explore the use of drones to monitor wetlands.
Could You Pass the Drone License Test?
The new exam is required nationwide for commercial use of drones.
A New Era for Drone Aviation
New rules for commercial drone aviation went into effect on August 29, clearing the way for rapid adoption of the technology.
New Report Guides Local Regulation of Drones
The National League of Cities is preparing for a future where cities will need to regulate the use of airspace by commercial drones.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems—Coming to Your Planning Department Soon
Transformative technologies like unmanned aircraft systems (drones) are identifying and creating new applications in planning every day, for both research and practical applications.
Imagining the Future Urban Food Market
Public food markets can be key centers of urban commerce and social life. Late last year, a brainstorming event in London considered how they might evolve to accommodate modern lifestyles and technologies.
Drones and Robots Filling in for Japan's Shortage of Construction Workers
With fewer human workers available to meet demand, Japanese construction company Komatsu is turning to automated equipment and drones.
Regulation Not Keeping Pace with the Popularity of Drones
The use drones for planning and its related fields has obvious and immediate potential. So far, however, the use of drones lacks a coherent regulatory framework.
How Drones Can Improve Planning and Design
In February, the Federal Aviation Administration released rules for the commercial operation of drones that were (to many observers) surprisingly business friendly. A landscape architect imagines the potential of drones for planning and design.
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This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.