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How Tech Helps Cities Serve Residents More Effectively

Explore tech solutions enhancing urban service delivery, fostering better citizen engagement and efficiency in municipal operations.

May 16, 2024 - Devin Partida

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Leveraging Blockchain Tech to Build Smart Cities

Blockchain is far from exclusive to cryptocurrency. Smart cities have a lot to gain from the technology and can thrive with its application.

June 15, 2023 - Devin Partida

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Why NFTs Matter to Urban Planning

With non-fungible tokens (NFTs) reshaping the art and collectibles world, city and regional planners can learn valuable lessons about ways to improve the management, organization, and sharing of information about the built environment.

April 14, 2021 - Justin B. Hollander

Connected cities

Looking Beyond the 5G Horizon to the 6G Future

The new 5G networks are almost here, but some think it is not too early to think ahead to 6G.

September 28, 2018 - Smart Cities Dive

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The Gig Economy for Mapping

A new startup wants to use blockchain and the Uber model to create free, open-source maps.

September 26, 2018 - CityLab

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Austin Proposes Using Blockchain Technology to Help Its Homeless

The city wants to give its 7,000 citizens without permanent homes "[u]nique digital identifiers" to help them get reliable access to services.

March 5, 2018 - Quartz

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Introducing Algorithmic Zoning

Can zoning be optimized with the help of machine learning algorithms to deliver the greatest possible good?

March 1, 2018 - TechCrunch

Top Books

An annual review of books related to planning.

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Top Apps

Planning apps for a brave new world.

Top Schools

The definitive ranking of graduate planning programs.

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.