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August 21, 2019, 10am PDT
Developers are working to attract tenants to co-working spaces, in a relationship that they say benefits companies as well as surrounding communities.
The New York Times
August 14, 2019, 1pm PDT
Zappos, a shoe company, is working with Geoship, a geodesic dome company, to build a village of the domes in Las Vegas.
FastCompany
August 8, 2019, 6am PDT
Startups are increasingly abandoning the suburban office park to try their luck in denser urban cores. According to this study, good transit is one factor behind that trend. But it's not the only one.
CityLab
August 6, 2019, 7am PDT
Rent the Backyard plans to help homeowners build and rent a coach houses in their backyards and split the rent with them.
TechCrunch
April 13, 2019, 11am PDT
The humble curb is getting crowded: not only with new modes of transportation, but also with a slew of new data tools aiming to keep track of it all.
CityLab
November 15, 2018, 2pm PST
Cities outside of the big coastal tech hubs have characteristics well suited for the high-tech sector.
TechCrunch
September 26, 2018, 6am PDT
A new startup wants to use blockchain and the Uber model to create free, open-source maps.
CityLab
June 22, 2018, 8am PDT
Looking for signs of the growth of urban agricultural as a viable industry?
Fortune
June 3, 2018, 11am PDT
A new service targeted at seniors buys homes, but lets the previous owner stay.
Slate
January 2, 2018, 5am PST
In Mexico, one popular app illustrates the feasibility and efficacy of women-only transportation models.
CityLab
May 5, 2017, 10am PDT
Bridj's bet that it could, well, bridge ride-hailing and public transit didn't pay off. Lacking new investment, the company is shutting down.
CityLab
December 15, 2016, 8am PST
Roofstock is an online marketplace where investors can buy, sell, and trade homes that tenants are living in.
BizJournals
September 27, 2016, 5am PDT
New Lab repurposes a gritty shipbuilding warehouse, giving manufacturing startups the support that software firms get from your typical incubator.
Curbed
September 22, 2016, 8am PDT
On-demand laundry service Washio is only the most recent "Uber-for-X" startup to shut down.
Quartz
July 1, 2016, 9am PDT
Over half of Europe’s financial technology "unicorns" are in the London area. The decision to quit the EU is already threatening the ecosystem that allows London to trade within the EU, as well as its status as hub for fintech jobs and technology
Cities of the Future
May 17, 2016, 11am PDT
A San Francisco startup will allow landlords to auction long-term rental leases to competing bidders online.
SF Gate
February 24, 2016, 12pm PST
The Brookings Institution mapped the proliferation of startup accelerators—an increasingly popular tool for economic growth.
Brookings
July 29, 2015, 12pm PDT
The Startup Genome Project ranks the Silicon Valley as far and away the best location in the world for startup businesses, but other American cities appear all over the top ten.
CityLab
May 4, 2015, 7am PDT
The Milken Institute Global Conference brought hoards of business leaders to Beverly Hills last week. Sessions included some high praise for cities and buoyant predictions about innovation, development, and accommodating six billion city-dwellers.
California Planning & Development Report
November 23, 2014, 9am PST
Jose Corona of Inner City Advisors urges: to truly transform local neighborhoods, we must shift our attention to invest in enterprise scale, not start-ups, as a long-lasting solution for creating good jobs.
Shelterforce Magazine