Drones

Delivery Drone

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.

October 11, 2021 - The Conversation

Delivery Drone

San Diego Asks for Input on Citywide Drone Pilot

San Diego will soon host a federal pilot program on unmanned drones.

November 27, 2018 - Route Fifty

San Francisco

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.

September 14, 2018 - The Mercury News

Starship Technologies

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.

May 10, 2018 - Washington Business Journal

Security cameras on a building

Cities and Surveillance

For six years, New Orleans police have been using a secret program that uses social media to locate violent criminals.

March 7, 2018 - CityLab

Burrito

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.

October 19, 2017 - The Guardian

Millennial Bike

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.

September 17, 2017 - The New York Times

Google Self-Driving Car

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.

May 1, 2017 - Vox

Passenger Drone

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.

February 15, 2017 - Dezeen

Delivery Drone

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.

January 4, 2017 - Reno Gazette-Journal

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.

December 3, 2016 - Maine Association of Planners

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.

October 14, 2016 - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Drone

Could You Pass the Drone License Test?

The new exam is required nationwide for commercial use of drones.

September 14, 2016 - Quartz

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.

September 6, 2016 - Associated Press via The Dallas Morning News

Drone

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.

August 16, 2016 - National League Of Cities

Drone

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.

March 10, 2016 - Jennifer Evans-Cowley

Lancaster Central Market

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.

January 22, 2016 - Nesta

Drone

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.

October 14, 2015 - The Verge

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.

May 11, 2015 - ZwillGen

Delivery Drone

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.

March 14, 2015 - ASLA The Dirt

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