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Mobile Apps

September 27, 2020, 9am PDT
A new layer showing the seven-day average of confirmed COVID-19 cases started rolling out to Android and iPhones last week.
The Verge
September 9, 2020, 10am PDT
The city of Houston this week launched an app for its Community Connector shuttle service as part of a ten-month pilot project.
Houston Chronicle
September 3, 2020, 7am PDT
The future is now.
DCist
August 19, 2020, 11am PDT
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.
Los Angeles Times
August 13, 2020, 12pm PDT
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.
Bloomberg CityLab
May 22, 2020, 5am PDT
The NYC Subway Sounds app is a great tool for dealing with nostalgia for the old ways of life.
The Verge
May 15, 2020, 8am PDT
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.
The Washington Post
Feature
February 28, 2020, 5am PST
Few social media sites offer the same kind of diversity of information and opinion to a field of study than Twitter does for planning.
James Brasuell
December 1, 2019, 7am PST
Which technologies have had the biggest impact on urban life and the built environment in the 2010s, according to Curbed.
Curbed
September 3, 2019, 6am PDT
There's more than one way to incentive transit ridership with fare capping.
Steven Can Plan
August 12, 2019, 7am PDT
Augmented reality could boost safety for pedestrians, or it could add another layer of distraction between people and the real world.
Smart Cities Dive
August 10, 2019, 5am PDT
People in six global cities will have a chance to sample an ambitious new augmented reality program launched by Apple today.
The Architect's Newspaper
Feature
July 29, 2019, 5am PDT
Insights into the mobile app technology used in the practice and study of planning.
James Brasuell
July 6, 2019, 11am PDT
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.
Smart Cities Dive
Feature
June 5, 2019, 5am PDT
Planetizen needs your input in creating the definitive list of mobile apps for professional, student, academic, or citizen planners.
Planetizen
May 26, 2019, 7am PDT
Forget bike counts. The new thing in bike advocacy is cars-blocking-the-bike-lane counts.
Greater Greater Washington
Blog post
May 17, 2019, 5am PDT
Mahbubur Meenar of Rowan University writes about a recent article he co-authored in the Journal of Planning Education and Research
JPER
May 9, 2019, 6am PDT
Violent crime is at the lowest rate in decades, but don't tell that to the people who use neighborhood-based apps like Nextdoor, Citizen, and Neighbors.
Vox
April 27, 2019, 1pm PDT
A crowdsourcing app allows citizens to hold the public realm to higher standards of access and mobility.
Crosscut
Blog post
March 22, 2019, 8am PDT
There are so many more ways to access local culture as a tourist or an urban explorer than ever before.
Kayla Matthews