A Brave New World: How Apps Are Changing Planning
Mobile applications (apps) are gaining in popularity as tools for increasing participation in local governance and planning, and are opening up new possibilities for planners to tap into the wisdom of the crowd.
Recommended Mobile Apps for Urban Planning in 2023
Planetizen's annual list of top apps for planners is back, ten years after its first appearance on the site. Scores of apps have been recommended by planners as examples of planning in action, or tools for planning action.
Survey: Help Identify the Best Planning Apps of 2023
Planetizen needs your help updating the definitive list of mobile apps for professional, student, academic, or citizen planners.
Best Apps for Urban Planning in 2022
Mobile apps continue to redefine the practices of planning—urban planning, regional planning, transportation planning, community planning, and rural planning included.
Survey: What Mobile Apps Are Most Useful for Planning in 2021?
Planetizen is requesting your input in creating the definitive list of mobile apps for professional, student, academic, or citizen planners—updated for a planning profession forever altered by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Earn Rewards for Traveling for by Foot, Bike, Bus, or Train
The city of Orlando is partnering with the Miles app.
New Google Map Layer Shows COVID-19 Infection Rates
A new layer showing the seven-day average of confirmed COVID-19 cases started rolling out to Android and iPhones last week.
On-Demand Transit in Houston: There's an App for That
The city of Houston this week launched an app for its Community Connector shuttle service as part of a ten-month pilot project.
Smartphone Fare Cards Now Available for D.C. Metro
The future is now.
Seeing the Los Angeles River in Whole New Way
We seem to have an app for everything. Now we have one that walks a viewer through the river’s history from the pre-historic era to the present.
Mobility-as-a-Service Still Searching for a Market Foothold
Policymakers and venture capital firms love the idea of Mobility-as-a-Service. The public hasn't proven as receptive, despite the willingness to download apps by the millions.
Miss the Subway? There's an App for That
The NYC Subway Sounds app is a great tool for dealing with nostalgia for the old ways of life.
The Delivery App Revolt
For many Americans living through the social distancing and stay-at-home-orders of 2020, supporting local businesses means cutting out the tech middle man.
Twitter for Urban Planning
Few social media sites offer the same kind of diversity of information and opinion to a field of study than Twitter does for planning.
Game Changing Urbanism Tech of the 2010s
Which technologies have had the biggest impact on urban life and the built environment in the 2010s, according to Curbed.
The Benefits of Transit Fare Capping
There's more than one way to incentive transit ridership with fare capping.
Walking Directions, Assisted by Augmented Reality
Augmented reality could boost safety for pedestrians, or it could add another layer of distraction between people and the real world.
Augmented Reality and Public Art: A New Era Begins Today
People in six global cities will have a chance to sample an ambitious new augmented reality program launched by Apple today.
Top Planning Apps for 2019
Insights into the mobile app technology used in the practice and study of planning.
The State of Mobility as a Service Platforms
With so many new mobility options available in cities, mobility as a service (MaaS) platforms have a lot of work to do for a lot of people. Development is still catching up to the scope of the endeavor.
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HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
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Lassen County Planning and Building Services
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.