June 6, 2017, 11am PDT
This tool from Sidewalk Labs lets planners draw upon vast quantities of data to create agent-based models, simulating who gains and loses when changes are made.
May 9, 2017, 8am PDT
Strange as it may sound, the city in the heart of U.S. software country had an ordinance that made such companies were illegal, even though such companies are common in the city.
August 18, 2015, 12pm PDT
Designed by researchers at the University of Chicago, the Plenario platform gathers all available open data for a specific area. Then it presents the data in an easy-to-use format.
December 10, 2014, 7am PST
Leslie Clagett shares a list of apps for urban designers (helpful to project managers, too) "to streamline design problems, decision making, and materials selection."
The Architect's Newspaper
June 13, 2013, 11am PDT
It turns out New York isn't the only large city struggling to get its heralded bike-share system off the ground. Chicago's rush to launch Divvy has hit a snag, delaying the program's launch by two weeks.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
June 6, 2013, 1pm PDT
Software problems delayed the launch of New York City's bike share program for nearly a year. Now that the system has launched, technical problems persist. Will they threaten its success?
June 10, 2012, 1pm PDT
Jacob Aron reports on the promising new software developed by an international group of researchers that can recognize "what makes Paris look like Paris."
November 30, 2011, 1pm PST
Landowners with fewer apartments units are starting to use software similar for pricing airline tickets and hotel vacancies to determine rental rates for their properties, reports Matt Hudgins for The New York Times.
January 2, 2011, 9am PST
Cities seeking to become more tech-savvy and open up their data are turning to independent software developers to solve their problems.
October 4, 2009, 1pm PDT
Anthony Flint makes the case for the great need for tools that can connect urban planning strategies and climate change effects.
August 15, 2009, 5am PDT
MIT researcher Jeffrey Warren has just released the latest version of Cartagen, a software platform for interactive mapping. Julia Galef takes a look.
August 29, 2008, 12pm PDT
Integrated Environmental Solutions is releasing a free plug-in for Google's SketchUp software that allows users to run sustainability performance simulations.
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