Twitter

A mobile phone with a crying emoji face and the word "doomscrolling" is on a table between a tissue and a glass of wine.

Twitter for Planners in 2022

Twitter is changing, not in the way Elon Musk wants it to, but it’s still perhaps the most useful social media platform for planners looking for education and engagement.

June 9, 2022 - James Brasuell

Regional Transit

Only High-Income Riders Rely on Twitter for Transit Info, Study Says

A recent study by the Transit app reveals which communications methods are the most and least effective at reaching demographic groups representative of transit riders.

January 20, 2022 - transit

Twitter Headquarters

Big Tech Flirts With Community Development

Facing calls to invest in racial equity, companies like Netflix, Twitter, and others have recently pledged millions in new financing for affordable housing, small businesses, and other community development projects. Will they stick around?

May 14, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

Social Media Apps

Which Urban Planning Academics Use Twitter and How

About 1/3 of planning faculty members use Twitter in a professional capacity. Semantic and network analysis of their Twitter use is helpful for reading the pulse of the field.

October 30, 2019 - Tom Sanchez

California

California's Ability to Set Auto Emissions Standards to Be Revoked

The announcement was made Wednesday morning in a series of tweets by President Trump while raising cash from willing donors at several fundraisers in California. The formal announcement from EPA and DOT is set for Thursday.

September 19, 2019 - San Francisco Chronicle

Twitter Headquarters

'Housing Twitter' and the Great Debate

In case you weren't already aware, there are is a how subculture of debate and controversy on Twitter devoted to the subject of housing. And if you were aware, and perhaps are a participant, here's what Fast Company is saying about you.

August 20, 2019 - Fast Company

San Francisco Homeless

Will More Money Solve San Francisco's Homelessness Problem?

San Francisco voters will decide on Proposition C, a business tax based on gross receipts levied on large employers, the most contentious of five local measures.

October 31, 2018 - Curbed SF

E-Scooters

An Electric Scooter Pilot and a Twitter Faux Pas

A public service announcement about safe use of electric scooters turn into a full-fledged controversy last week in Portland.

July 30, 2018 - Streetsblog USA

720 Bus at Vermont and Wilshire

The Twitter Spat Heard 'Round the Planning World

It's understandable if you were too busy reveling in the holidays to catch the details of a controversy between Elon Musk and Jarrett Walker. The disagreement took on a life of its own on social media.

January 2, 2018 - James Brasuell

Bike Lane in the Snow

Friday Funny: An Imaginary Snowplow Takes a Lot of Days Off

Fans of @BobGunderson and @BicycleLobby will want to check out the Chicago winter version of the sardonic fake Twitter account, @606snowplow.

December 23, 2016 - Chi.Streetsblog

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