September 14, 2018, 8am PDT
Google's Environmental Insights Explorer multiplies the power of Google Maps for the benefit of the planet.
May 17, 2018, 8am PDT
The new City Health Dashboard might be the first time many communities have had access to a treasure trove of public health data at the click of a mouse button.
Crain's New York Business
April 11, 2018, 1pm PDT
A lot of websites only provide directions by car. Columbia Gorge Car-Free chooses routes more conducive to a natural setting.
November 6, 2017, 5am PST
The annual list of best websites by and for planners (and anyone else interested in planning).
July 22, 2017, 11am PDT
A new CincyInsights dashboard shows recycling participation rates all over the city.
July 14, 2017, 6am PDT
Open data that no one knows how to use is hardly open at all. A new platform from Esri aims to improve the situation.
January 11, 2017, 7am PST
A report on the current state of Internet technology used by 600 cities across the United States, including recommended steps cities should take to improve their technology assets in 2017-2018.
April 20, 2016, 5am PDT
Planetizen Managing Editor James Brasuell describes some of the recent changes to the Planetizen site.
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.
November 29, 2014, 11am PST
Architecture and real estate often fail to recognize their inexorable connections. A new website draws out the themes linking the two fields.
The Architect's Newspaper
October 13, 2014, 9am PDT
With advancements in the infrastructure and design of websites comes new ways to engage the public. In this article, Karin Brandt, CEO and co-founder of coUrbanize, details what to consider when launching a civic engagement platform.
October 9, 2014, 2pm PDT
Looking for the best examples of municipal websites? Look no further.
August 11, 2014, 6am PDT
An article on The Daily Beast provides an in-depth portrait of the ethos and politics of a blog known as Vanishing New York—a militantly nostalgic platform that laments the loss of New York's former urban glories.
April 8, 2014, 7am PDT
A website called New York YIMBY is run by a 23-year-old New Yorker named Nikolai Fedak. The site, and Fedak’s pro-development ethos, was recently detailed in the New York Times.
March 31, 2014, 7am PDT
The Life of An Architect website recently published its second list of “The Best Architectural Websites in the World.”
November 25, 2010, 5am PST
New York City is hoping to install a citywide bike sharing program with at least 10,000 bikes. The system could open by Spring 2012.
March 30, 2010, 8am PDT
In an effort to improve accountability, more government agencies are freeing data about public expenditures.
March 4, 2010, 2pm PST
The City of Manor, Texas uses its website to poll its 6500 residents on local issues, and rewards participation with more influence on what gets decided.
August 28, 2009, 8am PDT
The City of Nanaimo, British Columbia is a leader in the open data and open government movement, according to this post from the <em>Creative Class Exchange</em>. Getting there is easier and cheaper than many might think.
April 4, 2009, 9am PDT
Online sources for house plans are cutting the architect out of the home building process. One site is now making available the plans of well-known architects like William Turnbull.