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2 days ago
Google's newest partnership offers contactless parking meter payments and transit fare purchases.
4 days ago
The question of whether a public review process conducted by Zoom is sufficient to approve a sweeping rezoning plan is a matter of no small legal concern in New York City.
Commercial Observer
5 days ago
While we're still far from a Jetsons-style reality, understated autonomous features could be the key to safer transportation.
City Monitor
Blog post
February 16, 2021, 12pm PST
Some scientists and city officials are moving ahead with a different way to track the virus’s spread: wastewater testing.
Devin Partida
February 5, 2021, 5am PST
The State of Place blog is offering a pop quiz designed to help you diagnose the kind of post-2020 city-maker you are.
State of Place
January 26, 2021, 9am PST
New research published in Transport Policy finds that ride-hailing companies increase vehicle miles traveled of users by 97 percent in Chicago, 114 percent in New York City, and 118 percent in San Francisco.
Streetsblog USA
January 19, 2021, 11am PST
Some of the world's biggest companies are investing in affordable housing, hoping to stymie the growing crisis their growth has contributed to.
Smart Cities Dive
January 14, 2021, 10am PST
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is partnering with electric aviation startup Archer to mass-produce flying automobiles, really more like helicopters or drones. General Motors also released designs for an autonomous flying car recently.
January 12, 2021, 11am PST
On January 8, the U.S. Department of Transportation released "Ensuring American Leadership in Automated Vehicle Technologies: Automated Vehicles 4.0 (AV 4.0)." On January 11, it followed up with the Automated Vehicles Comprehensive Plan (AVCP).
U.S. Department Of Transportation
January 11, 2021, 10am PST
The material, now being tested on California roads, is made using recycled PET plastic and promises longer-lasting road treatments.
Construction & Demolition Recycling
January 11, 2021, 5am PST
New research from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University finds that instead of setting people free from cars, more people are buying and using cars than ever before.
Streetsblog USA
January 7, 2021, 9am PST
The North American Bikeshare Association released the first-ever state of the industry report for active forms of micromobility—i.e., bike share and electric scooter rental companies.
Smart Cities Dive
December 31, 2020, 10am PST
A new law setting a minimum wage for Uber drivers takes effect in the New Year.
The Seattle Times
December 30, 2020, 11am PST
To reduce harmful particulate matter emissions, we need fewer cars on the road—electric or otherwise, according to the findings of a recent report.
December 29, 2020, 8am PST
After years of outright banning them, New York City is finally giving e-scooters a chance to operate on its streets.
Blog post
December 20, 2020, 11am PST
The theoretical planning of smart cities could help make city economies stronger as purchasing becomes more straightforward.
Devin Partida
December 15, 2020, 9am PST
To reimagine the city's most important artery, Bogotá sought community input via an innovative online platform.
The City Fix
December 14, 2020, 8am PST
Planetizen's annual list of the best of the planning Internet in a year inextricably defined by the uncertainty and constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.
James Brasuell
December 8, 2020, 8am PST
Amazon is moving more moving more products than ever, and the company is expanding its physical footprint to keep up with the trends.
The Boston Globe
December 8, 2020, 7am PST
One of the highest-profile, and most legally fraught, efforts to beat the competition into the autonomous vehicles market is now defunct.
The New York Times