Automation

Delivery Drone

The Hidden Costs of Drone Delivery

Ultra-fast drone delivery promises convenience, but comes at a high cost for workers, the environment, and public space.

October 11, 2021 - The Conversation

Social Media Apps

Social Media Bots and the Community Planning Process

Recently published research examines the "Role of Artificial Intelligence in Community Planning"—that is, the role of automated bots on social media in corrupting participatory planning processes.

November 20, 2020 - International Journal of Community Well-Being

City Planners

Are Urban Planning Jobs Safe From Automation?

A dive into the concepts and methodologies producing current academic research into the effect of automation of jobs in the urban planning field.

October 29, 2019 - Kayla Matthews

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6 Ways Robots Are Changing City Planning and Development

Of course artificial intelligence has applications relevant to the practice of city planning.

September 25, 2019 - Kayla Matthews

An image of a 3D city block generated by ESRI CityEngine software

Oracle Launches Land Use and Development Software

The product uses artificial intelligence to manage zoning, code enforcement, and permitting for local governments.

October 31, 2018 - Government Technology

The Incredible Story of Frances Gabe and Her Self-Cleaning Home

The New York Times pays tribute to an American inventor, builder, and feminist who, more than anything, hated housework.

August 4, 2017 - New York Times

Drone

Internet of Things Brings More Surveillance and Vulnerabilities to Cities

Too often, smart city technology is described as an innocuous tool, but Adam Greenfield argues the technology acquiring this data will be used to distribute city resources, an inherently political act.

June 10, 2017 - The Guardian

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