Startups

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
December 4, 2013, 10am PST
There are some cities that give you everything you need and others that make you work for it. This article profiles efforts to build a startup community in Tallahassee through the eyes of the city's growing network of entrepreneurs.
This Big City
July 27, 2013, 1pm PDT
As Director of Public Policy at Airbnb, Molly Turner has noticed she's the only planner in attendance at the Bay Area's myriad hackathons and conferences. As tech increasingly addresses urban issues, is it doomed to repeat planning's past mistakes?
Next City
April 18, 2013, 6am PDT
Google is teaming with Code for America to help transition the most promising ideas from the civic tech group's fellows into viable businesses.
VentureBeat
October 3, 2012, 12pm PDT
Miami is as much an industry town as Detroit or Washington D.C. Rather than cars or government, what drives culture (and innovation) in Miami is the city's nightlife scene, explains Emily Badger.
Fast Company