Technology

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
November 24, 2016, 11am PST
Waiting for transportation network companies to change development? The future is already here.
The Wall Street Journal
November 18, 2016, 5am PST
The ASLA has rightfully identified virtual reality as a powerful promotional tool for the field of landscape architecture. Soon, we'll all be ditching plan views and offering virtual tours of proposed and completed projects.
American Society Of Landscape Architects
November 17, 2016, 5am PST
What will our cities look like in the year 2050?
Doggerel
November 14, 2016, 5am PST
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) are expecting to roll out the final components of the new SEPTA Key system, allowing all riders to pay the fare with something other than tokens.
PlanPhilly
November 11, 2016, 5am PST
The Mini Metro transit planning game has been around in all its simple and frustrating glory for a few years now, but it only recently became available as a mobile app.
The Verge
November 8, 2016, 6am PST
Articles that claim online commerce have surpassed sales at brick and mortar stores are wrong, according to an article on City Observatory.
City Observatory
November 5, 2016, 9am PDT
A test of a "fully-operational" Hyperloop transportation system is scheduled to take place next week in the United Arab Emirates.
ArchDaily
November 4, 2016, 7am PDT
A modded version of Cities: Skylines and 200-250 hours are all it takes to make a 1:1 digital representation of the city of San Francisco.
CityLab
November 2, 2016, 6am PDT
Los Angeles Department of Transportation General Manager Seleta Reynolds discusses her vision for urban mobility and the growing role of city leadership.
The Planning Report
November 1, 2016, 8am PDT
As leader of Arup’s global Foresight + Research + Innovation team, Chris Luebkeman spends much of his time thinking about how to build tomorrow’s cities today. Writer Peter Moskowitz spoke with him about aging and climate change.
Doggerel
October 31, 2016, 1pm PDT
An apartment-hunting website that highlights landlords' credibility has not earned their cooperation.
New York Times
October 31, 2016, 9am PDT
Alphabet will likely pursue other ways to deliver high-speed fiber-optic internet service.
New York Times