Custer, North Dakota

Coronavirus Shuts Down Food Processing Plant as President Pushes Reopening Economy

As President Donald Trump eyes May 1 for "opening up states," he might want to look at states that never shut down businesses to understand his public health advisor's warning that "the virus makes the timeline."

April 19, 2020 - The Washington Post

How Zillow's Approach to Data Reshaped the Real Estate Market

Zillow's chief analytics officer and chief economist offers insight into the company's approach to data, models, and the real estate market.

August 1, 2017 - ZDNet

Minecraft Model

Friday Eye Candy: A Minecraft Duplicate of Chicago

An exemplary display of Minecraft prowess.

February 17, 2017 - Chicago Tribune

SimCity 2013

Gaming for Planners—More than SimCity

At the Serious Gaming workshop held in South Africa, game-maker Tygron showcased their game "The Climategame" and examined game play for lessons in how planners might improve their professional practice.

July 25, 2014 - Future Cape Town

The Science of Cities

Unprecedented urbanization calls for unprecedented planning, argues writer Tim De Chant. His proposal: a scientific model for responsive urban design.

September 1, 2012 - Per Square Mile

Modeling The Urban System of Portland

A new program is being implemented in Portland, Oregon, to try to quantify and model the behavior of the city.

August 12, 2011 - Fast Company

Building Cities Out of Pictures

Researchers are working on technology to help create 3D models of buildings and places by using large collections of digital photos.

February 24, 2010 - The New York Times

The Trouble With Modeling the Future

Demographic modeling is a critical tool in urban planning. But what happens when the model is wrong?

December 15, 2009 - New Geography

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