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September 14, 2015, 7am PDT
As companies like Uber, Lyft, and Bridj expand to small scale transit options, they are setting the stage for a new kind of small scale transit oriented development where the new station is the sidewalk.
Mobility Lab
June 17, 2015, 10am PDT
Urban planners need to go beyond environment and stakeholder input, taking a stronger role in the development of new technologies to design new urban futures rather than relying on software engineers.
Humanitarian Space
March 10, 2015, 5am PDT
I want to learn HTML and CSS, or maybe get a refresher on the current state of web technology—where should I start?
Civicly
Feature
January 27, 2015, 5am PST
The following report surveys the current state of Internet technology as employed by the planning departments of over 500 cities in the United States.
William Riggs, Abhijeet Chavan, Chris Steins
December 20, 2014, 5am PST
Who wouldn’t want the many benefits that a thriving digital workforce can bring? Growing wages, agile thinking, and jeans and ping pong in the office! Oh, but wait...
Rooflines
August 8, 2014, 10am PDT
Can municipal governments adopt cutting-edge technology—and the culture that goes with it?
The Planning Report
August 2, 2014, 1pm PDT
The tech industry's push into San Francisco has entailed a fight for political and cultural legitimacy as well as social justice--one that shakes up conventional wisdom about conservatism, progressivism, and progress itself.
The Nation
June 15, 2014, 7am PDT
Ben Schiller reports on two new air quality sensors that show you pollution comparisons of the air you are breathing right now.
FastCompany Exist
April 16, 2014, 10am PDT
OpenTreeMap allows cities to inventory trees and see the environmental and economic benefits.
FastCompany Exist
March 22, 2014, 5am PDT
A new web-based program, Global Forest Watch, provides access to almost real-time visualization of forests around the world.
ASLA The Dirt
January 2, 2014, 7am PST
With nearly $10 billion in construction expected over the next five years (in addition to the $4.2 billion spent over the last five), New York City is in the midst of a higher education building boom being led by investment in science and technology
The Wall Street Journal
Blog post
August 16, 2013, 2pm PDT
Planners are futurists, but with less pretension and jargon. Our work requires predicting how current trends are likely to affect future conditions and activities, and how communities should prepare. For example, let's predict self-driving cars.
Todd Litman
Blog post
May 27, 2013, 1pm PDT
Explore how people across the world are working to develop technology enhanced solutions to challenges facing their cities.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Blog post
April 27, 2013, 4pm PDT
Tom Sanchez (Virginia Tech) and I decided to offer a free course to a global audience. The response has been phenomenal with more than 17,000 people participating. Learn about what the globe has to say about technology in cities.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Blog post
January 25, 2013, 1pm PST
For my annual update of the apps that support planning I've compiled a list of the latest applications for sharing information, visualizations, sensing, predicting, supporting decision making, crowdsourcing, and engaging.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Blog post
November 22, 2012, 5am PST
Course explores how the increasing availability of networks, sensors and mobile technologies allows for new approaches to address the challenges that our cities face.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
October 11, 2012, 12pm PDT
A free digital toolkit allowing communities to collect, analyze, and share their own data will be launched nationally at the end of the year.
Fast Company Co.Design
September 23, 2012, 5am PDT
Rapid urbanization in India will create unplanned cities with poor quality of life unless steps are taken to integrate urban design and planning with governance structures, and primitive planning methods are revamped with the latest technology.
Hindustan Times
August 1, 2012, 8am PDT
David Kilcullen creates maps to empower disenfranchised people in developing countries around the world. By combining social science and technology his firm solves tough problems in "frontier environments," reports David Holmes.
Fast Company
July 11, 2012, 9am PDT
Teresa Burney reports on PulteGroup's new marketing services geared towards understanding the Gen Y demographic as new potential homeowners.
Builder