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October 15, 2020, 5am PDT
Amidst the uncertainty of the pandemic, the four biggest U.S. technology companies have leased or bought enough office space in New York City for 22,000 employees.
The New York Times
October 12, 2020, 8am PDT
Virgin Hyperloop's Hyperloop Certification Center (HCC) will be located on an 800-acre site straddling Tucker and Grant counties in West Virginia.
Smart Cities Dive
October 9, 2020, 7am PDT
Is this the "Kitty Hawk moment" driverless car companies have been seeking?
Waymo
September 27, 2020, 9am PDT
A new layer showing the seven-day average of confirmed COVID-19 cases started rolling out to Android and iPhones last week.
The Verge
September 22, 2020, 8am PDT
A new company called Civvl is hiring contract workers to help evict people during the economic struggles of the pandemic.
Vice
September 21, 2020, 12pm PDT
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign developed a high-frequency coronavirus testing system that would be the envy of an country or corporation, testing students, faculty and staff twice a week, but it still failed to stem a major outbreak.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
September 21, 2020, 6am PDT
The broader safety implications of the death of Elaine Hertzberg after being struck by an Uber autonomous vehicle in Tempe is still being litigated. Last week, the back-up driver of the vehicle was charged with negligent homicide.
NPR
September 15, 2020, 5am PDT
It is time to make bold, disruptive changes to Barcelona's economy, according to this article, by fueling innovation, sustainability, and policies to improve residents' quality of life.
Cities of the Future
September 9, 2020, 7am PDT
In the Philadelphia region, residents of wealthier neighborhoods will be more likely to work from home in the future, thus altering travel patterns and transit usage, according to a new mapping project powered by artificial intelligence (AI).
Smart Cities Dive
September 8, 2020, 7am PDT
New data from National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) shows the number of rides on electric scooters and shared bikes rising by 60 percent between 2018 and 2019.
Smart Cities Dive
September 3, 2020, 7am PDT
The future is now.
DCist
August 30, 2020, 5am PDT
Amazon and FedEx are developing bots that would travel on city streets and sidewalks. The companies are also working behind the scenes on legislative efforts that would help them deploy the technology in the future.
Wired
August 27, 2020, 12pm PDT
Smart cities technologies are not going to lead to the right outcomes unless end users are recognized as integral players in the planning process.
Smart Cities Dive
August 26, 2020, 12pm PDT
Anthony M. Townsend's new book goes beyond autonomous automobiles to examine autonomous transportation in a larger context.
Inside Higher Ed
August 25, 2020, 6am PDT
A data-driven approach is needed to figure out how the disease has spread in the islands and what can be done to contain it.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
August 24, 2020, 10am PDT
Uber and Lyft were set to cease operations in California, but an appeals court has granted them a reprieve and the controversy continues.
The New York Times
August 20, 2020, 10am PDT
Highlighting the ways in which the pandemic’s disruption is unleashing innovation, panelists share their hope for streamlining public-private collaborations to solve some of the region’s housing, transportation, and equity challenges.
The Planning Report
August 19, 2020, 11am PDT
We seem to have an app for everything. Now we have one that walks a viewer through the river’s history from the pre-historic era to the present.
Los Angeles Times
August 17, 2020, 10am PDT
L.A. City Chief Resilience Officer Aaron Gross elaborates on how the pandemic is shaping the city’s understanding of resilience and the cascading impact that overlapping disasters of earthquake or wildfire could have on the city’s limited resources.
The Planning Report
August 13, 2020, 12pm PDT
Policymakers and venture capital firms love the idea of Mobility-as-a-Service. The public hasn't proven as receptive, despite the willingness to download apps by the millions.
Bloomberg CityLab