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Yesterday
As virtual reality technology becomes more accessible, it's time to start considering how immersive virtual experiences could help inform visioning process and design decision-making.
IDEA New Rochelle
2 days ago
The roads in your city might conform to a grid, or they might divert around natural resources or landmarks. A new tool aims to help you visualize the "hidden logic" behind urban growth.
CityLab
2 days ago
What comparing 25 years of urban expansion on six continents reveals about the changing nature of the built environment.
Vivid Maps
August 9, 2018, 8am PDT
The popular game Minecraft offers deep lessons what building in the virtual world means in the real world.
Places Journal
August 7, 2018, 1pm PDT
Chuck Wolfe reflects on his rapidly changing hometown, arguing that Seattle’s signature location and setting—however rearranged by the regrades of the past, Freeway Park, or a pending James Corner-led waterfront remake—remains for all to see.
Crosscut
August 7, 2018, 6am PDT
A gaming video on the popular City Beautiful YouTube channel shows of the Sim City skills of a professional city planner.
City Beautiful
July 29, 2018, 9am PDT
Past studies have shown how ride hailing services have added to congestion. A new study by Bruce Schaller suggests that even ride shares add to traffic, because they pull riders off of more efficient transit options like public transit.
The Washington Post
July 27, 2018, 5am PDT
Fire season is back, and it's not safe to breathe in huge swaths of the world.
The Mercury News
July 26, 2018, 2pm PDT
It's been 30 years since James Hansen told Congress about global warming. We might call it climate change these days, but Hansen was right.
Associated Press via The Mercury News
July 14, 2018, 11am PDT
"Everything we've heard about global urbanization turns out to be wrong."
Place
July 14, 2018, 9am PDT
With so much attention devoted to how technology will change roadways and vehicles, less speculation has attended to the ways technology will change walking.
Foreground
July 13, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Gehl Institute's new Inclusive Healthy Places Framework is a free tool for evaluating and creating inclusive public places that support health equity.
Gehl Institute
July 13, 2018, 6am PDT
The Brookings Institution released the Global Metro Monitor 2018 report this week.
Brookings
July 13, 2018, 5am PDT
The transit map is useful, but doesn't always capture the scale of the engineering feat that produced the world's subways systems.
CityLab
July 10, 2018, 8am PDT
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is the leading expert in how to have difficult conversations about climate change—like the kind when facts aren't enough.
Sightline Institute
July 10, 2018, 6am PDT
What would equality and freedom for pedestrians look like?
Transportist
July 9, 2018, 10am PDT
Autonomous vehicles have many evangelists, but perhaps they need more skeptics.
The Spectator
July 8, 2018, 11am PDT
Individuals and major companies alike have already found a variety of applications for the software.
Fast Co. Design
July 5, 2018, 10am PDT
Real-time information is critical to keeping public transit a competitive mobility option, researchers suggest.
Sidewalk Labs
July 3, 2018, 11am PDT
A new report shows that low-carbon development policies can help to achieve numerous planning goals including job creation, improved safety and public health, social inclusion, and improved accessibility.
The Economic and Social Benefits of Low-Carbon Cities: A Systematic Review of the Evidence