Technology

December 15, 2016, 10am PST
Uber chose to ask for forgiveness instead of asking for permission, rolling out self-driving cars to the public in San Francisco this week.
The New York Times
December 15, 2016, 8am PST
Roofstock is an online marketplace where investors can buy, sell, and trade homes that tenants are living in.
BizJournals
December 14, 2016, 10am PST
A glimpse at Uber's financials show's that the car-hailing app's days of affordability may be shorter than some are expecting
Financial Times - Alphaville
Feature
December 13, 2016, 2pm PST
While car companies and federal regulators concentrate on the mechanisms of automated vehicles, they're still overlooking the ability for the car to connect with the outside world. The benefit of such a focus could come in lives saved.
William Riggs
December 13, 2016, 9am PST
Baltimore's still-new bike share system is off to a strong start, running 40 percent of its fleet on small electric motors.
Greater Greater Washington
December 13, 2016, 5am PST
Amazon is placeless. The company doesn't have a physical presence, create jobs, or pay taxes in most of the places where it does business — and it's having a profound impact on the health of cities and towns, a new report finds.
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
December 11, 2016, 1pm PST
The Internet of Things will continue to be a concern for cities, the ransomeware that struck the San Francisco transit system could have been much worse. A future attack will be.
Wired
December 10, 2016, 7am PST
The city's public works department hopes the app will improve efficiency, sustainability, and customer service.
Forbes
December 7, 2016, 6am PST
A new mapping tool shows the potential devastation along the Rhode Island coast caused by rising waters from climate change and storm surges.
Providence Journal
December 6, 2016, 5am PST
As autonomous vehicles prepare to disrupt transportation systems, Ford Motors President & CEO Mark Fields, L.A Chief Sustainability Officer Matt Petersen, and rideshare company Chariot co-founder Ali Vahabzadeh opine on tomorrow's mobility ecosystem.
The Planning Report
December 5, 2016, 2pm PST
Technology startup Parkifi seeks to use the Internet of Things to address the long-lamented problem of congestion created by drivers seeking parking.
The Denver Post
December 5, 2016, 8am PST
Even as the Golden State has a wetter fall, California's water leaders have launched a new tool to leverage information technology and available information to support decisions around local water reliability.
The Planning Report
Blog post
December 4, 2016, 1pm PST
What is the highest purpose of community engagement? Why do some planners go all out to hear from the public? This article dives into these questions based on nine interviews conducted at APA 2016.
Dave Biggs
December 3, 2016, 5am PST
Maine planners are finding new ways to use aerial photos and drone technology to improve transportation and environmental planning.
Maine Association of Planners
December 1, 2016, 8am PST
An explosion on Nov. 2 forced GVEA to shut down the power plant earlier this month after struggling with a number of mishaps that have kept Golden Valley from bringing the Healy 2 plant online.
Alaska Public Media
November 30, 2016, 7am PST
It wasn't easy, but a broad swath of Cambridge, Massachusetts will now have free Wi-Fi Internet. The effort required a partnership between several institutions and organizations to come to fruition.
MIT News
November 28, 2016, 2pm PST
A new kind of building will soon rise in the United States: the wooden tower. Extensive testing by the US Department of Agriculture and the timber industry will soon make timber viable for high-rise tower construction.
Doggerel
November 28, 2016, 12pm PST
Fundamentally, we are at a critical turning point in terms of how we think about data and how we use data for governments and cities as well as businesses and other institutions.
Cities of the Future
November 27, 2016, 11am PST
Over the next two decades, bold estimates have local governments around the world spending over $41 trillion on "smart cities." But what are smart cities, and how do we measure return on investment?
CNBC
November 25, 2016, 5am PST
At most big box stores, the parking lots occupy far more land than the stores themselves, sucking up unnecessary resources from our communities.
Modern Cities