Technology

5 days ago
Not all ideas are worth attention. What does the fact that ideas like Elon Musk's The Boring Company get so much attention say about the quality of civic discourse, or the potential for planning to improve the built environment?
The Baffler
6 days ago
No one is really sure how many parking spots the United States contains, but estimates stretch up to 2 billion.
Doggerel
6 days ago
The only state where fuel cell electric vehicles can be leased is California where 30 hydrogen refueling stations exist now, with 100 planned to be in operation by 2020. Almost no public refueling stations exist elsewhere, but that's about to change.
The New York Times
May 21, 2017, 5am PDT
This new visualization helps us see the unseen: the underground fiber optic cables that lie beneath campus at Stanford University in California.
Victoria & Albert Museum
May 19, 2017, 5am PDT
The Urban Archive app will be popular with anyone interested in the history of New York City. Hopefully the idea spreads to other cities soon.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 18, 2017, 5am PDT
Uber recently announced a feature that could appease transit advocates concerned about the encroachment of transportation network companies on transit ridership.
The Verge
May 15, 2017, 7am PDT
Sidewalk Labs is preparing to launch a big experiment on the smart cities concept.
Bloomberg
May 11, 2017, 10am PDT
The makers of Pokémon Go, touted for its potential to activate sedentary Americans since its release last year, will take more initiative to participate in community-based events.
Fast Company Co.Design
May 10, 2017, 11am PDT
Considering it costs $1 billion per mile to dig L.A.'s subway tunnels, how does Elon Musk plan to build a series of car-carrying tunnels with out breaking the bank?
Fast Company
May 9, 2017, 11am PDT
Is mass timber the new frontier in low-carbon building? The National Building Museum's newest exhibition, Timber City, pays homage to the potential of tall timber structures which have strength comparable to steel.
Doggerel
May 9, 2017, 10am PDT
The cities of Santa Monica, Culver CIty, West Hollywood, and Malibu are championing stormwater infrastructure, new public transit, affordable housing, and action on homelessness prevention.
The Planning Report
May 6, 2017, 9am PDT
Governor Jerry Brown and the California Legislature reached a historic agreement to raise the gas tax, but electric vehicle owners will now be required to pay a yearly fee, Will this impact EV sales in the US's best market?
The Planning Report
May 5, 2017, 10am PDT
Bridj's bet that it could, well, bridge ride-hailing and public transit didn't pay off. Lacking new investment, the company is shutting down.
CityLab
May 4, 2017, 10am PDT
In New York's subway, stations are not the only historic parts of the 113-year-old system. Essential communications infrastructure responsible for keeping the trains running belongs in a museum, explaining the cause of many recent delays.
The New York Times
Blog post
May 3, 2017, 2pm PDT
The future, once again, isn't living up to the expectations of planners. How should long-range planning work in a world that is more suburban and more auto-oriented than a generation of planners and urbanists expected?
Steven Polzin
April 26, 2017, 1pm PDT
If companies like Startship and Marble get their way, sidewalks will play host to hundreds of rolling delivery bots. It's one solution to "last-mile" logistics, but are pedestrians prepared to give way?
The Guardian
April 26, 2017, 8am PDT
Alphabet, Inc's self-driving car wing, Waymo, announced a new program offering free rides in self-driving cars to families in Phoenix.
The Washington Post
April 26, 2017, 6am PDT
The team at Strong Towns is taking an in-depth look at Amazon, with a week of events, including the point-counterpoint series shared here.
Strong Towns
April 24, 2017, 8am PDT
Nearly a year after Pokémon Go and its legion of devout fans hit the streets, researchers are starting to see societal benefits in augmented reality.
Crosscut
April 23, 2017, 7am PDT
The California Air Resources Board has petitioned the U.S. EPA to adopt more stringent emissions standards for locomotives in order to improve air quality at rail yards, many of which are located adjacent to disadvantaged communities.
RailwayAge