Amazon Fulfillment Center

How Planners Can Liberate the Next Amazon

The path to business success occasionally passes through the garage—famously demonstrated by industry titans like Amazon or Hewlett Packard. Zoning codes should encourage, not obstruct, these kinds of American success stories.

July 20, 2017 - Olivia Gonzalez

Small-Scale Apartment

This Start-Up Takes (Some) of the Hassle Out of Renting

Entrepreneur Tyrone Poole's Oregon start-up matches prospective tenants with rental units they qualify for, eliminating legwork and application fees.

February 3, 2017 - CityLab

Bend, Oregon

Two Towns, One Brewery: What Roanoke Can Learn From Bend, Oregon

The opening of the Bend, Oregon-based Deschutes Brewery in Roanoke, Virginia is bringing a new realm of possibilities for future development in the former railroad town, as it looks to go from "trains to brains."

November 17, 2016 - WSLS

Pumping Gas

Gas Delivery Straight to Your Vehicle. What Could Go Wrong?

Cities and fire departments around the country are struggling with the sudden explosion of start-ups promising to make your life easier by delivering gasoline straight to your vehicle.

May 5, 2016 - Bloomberg

Small Bus

Op-Ed: Microtransit Shouldn't Replace Public Transit

Halfway between public transit and private cars, new and varying forms of 'microtransit' threaten to out-compete traditional public services. Concerns about equity, inclusion, and employee compensation follow.

May 14, 2015 - Human Transit

School Buses

Transportation Start-up Fails for Being Too Public-Minded

Night School, planning to use school bus fleets to supplement late-night Bay Area transit, lost the regulatory fights Uber and Lyft handily won.

February 22, 2015 - Pacific Standard

Charting the 'Urban Shift' Among Technology Start-Ups

Once upon a time, tech start-ups located almost exclusively in the suburbs. New data reveals the extent to which this pattern has been reversed.

April 2, 2014 - Atlantic Cities

San Francisco Launches Civic Accelerator Program to Drive Government Innovation

Mashable's Brian Solis sits down for an interview with San Francisco's CIO, or "Chief Innovative Officer," to discuss the many ways the tech community is changing the way the city's government operates.

August 9, 2012 - Mashable

What Will it Take to Grow the Silicon Prairie?

Businessmen and entrepreneurs want to build up new tech hubs in the middle of the U.S., but Midwestern humility and a lack of monetary drive hold them back.

June 20, 2012 - Inc.

Restarting New Orleans With Startups

In town for New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, Zak Stone reports on New Orleans' attempts to repopulate the city with the creative class.

June 16, 2012 - Good

Sowing the Seeds of a Local Food Boom

Ariel Schwartz reports on the efforts of a Silicon Valley-based "food incubator" that aims to bring a lean start-up approach to scaling up the local food movement.

April 30, 2012 - Fast Company Co.Exist

A New Kind of Traffic Count

Ariel Schwartz introduces an innovation in site specific traffic counting: sensors that collect information about vehicle and pedestrian movement in real time.

April 13, 2012 - Fast Co.Exist

How to Grow New York's Economy

Ed Glaeser argues that given the right conditions, start-ups can drive the city's economic future.

November 17, 2010 - City Journal

Starting Up Small

Though typically centered in bigger cities, this piece from Business Week looks at the best small cities to locate startup businesses in every state.

March 28, 2009 - BusinessWeek

Project Manager III

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UDO Transportation Planner

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