urban planning

How StreetLight Data uses machine learning to plug cities into the mobility revolution

How StreetLight Data uses machine learning to plug cities into the mobility revolution

StreetLight Data gathers the massive amounts of location data being generated and applies machine learning to make it useful for urban planners.

These Entrepreneurs Are Energizing Downtown Phoenix — and Capturing the Attention of Meeting Planners

Entrepreneurs are opening dynamic businesses across Phoenix, generating additional momentum for the meeting-friendly destination. As event professionals look for more interesting cities and venues

WHILL brings its autonomous wheelchairs to North American airports

After trials in Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, Tokyo’s Haneda airport and Abu Dhabi airport earlier this year, WHILL, the developer of autonomous wheelchairs, is bringing its robotic mobility tech to
The Plight of the Urban Planner

The Plight of the Urban Planner

Nikil Saval on the evolution of urban planning and how an affordable-housing crisis could lead to a resurgence in the role of city planner, as reported in “Capital City,” a book by the geographer
Three ways cities can take the lead on climate change

Three ways cities can take the lead on climate change

Cities are on the front line of climate change. While their footprints cover a mere 2% of the Earth’s surface, they account for over 60% of greenhouse gas emissions.
What cities can do to attract new residents without alienating locals

What cities can do to attract new residents without alienating locals

Cities are ignoring the most important thing when trying to attract new residents: the people who already live in them.

Can America ever rebuild its neighborhoods and communities?

We talk a lot about startup ecosystems around these parts, and for good reason. Strong ecosystems have great reservoirs of talent congregated close together, a culture built around helping one another
Why They Bulldozed Your Block

Why They Bulldozed Your Block

Adam Gopnik on what we can learn from Ed Logue, the long-reviled master of “urban renewal.”
The world’s downtowns are slowly giving up on personal cars

The world’s downtowns are slowly giving up on personal cars

Increasingly, the world's biggest cities want the main drag to be for anything but driving.
How self-driving shuttles could enable car-free living in the suburbs

How self-driving shuttles could enable car-free living in the suburbs

Optimus Ride is aiming to begin driverless commercial operations in 2020.
The unplanned journey that led Lagos to becoming an overwhelmed megacity

The unplanned journey that led Lagos to becoming an overwhelmed megacity

Lagos ranks low on liveability. Its governance deficits are acutely felt by the poor, but also touch wealthier residents.

Why Cities Need to De-Emphasize Cars and Turn Streets Into Parks—Data Sheet

This is your Data Sheet for Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Why Cities Need to De-Emphasize Cars and Turn Streets Into Parks—Data Sheet

This is your Data Sheet for Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Cities Are Trying—Again—to Plan for Autonomous Vehicles

Cities Are Trying—Again—to Plan for Autonomous Vehicles

The bloom is off the rose for self-driving tech among urban transportation officials, who are planning for a future with fewer private cars.
Sunday Reading: American Cityscapes

Sunday Reading: American Cityscapes

From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Nick Paumgarten, Adam Gopnik, Alexandra Lange, Kelefa Sanneh, and Nicholas Lemann on urban planning, gentrification, and the evolution of America’s city
A Danish city replaced its walking signs with little green Vikings

A Danish city replaced its walking signs with little green Vikings

Aarhus was settled by Vikings back in the 8th century.
Pre-fab homes are coming to a city backyard near you

Pre-fab homes are coming to a city backyard near you

This may be the only way many young American adults will be able to live in cities.
America’s transportation do-over could be a utopia or dystopia. It’s up to us.

America’s transportation do-over could be a utopia or dystopia. It’s up to us.

Perhaps the car won't be at the center of American life this time.

An entire village built on the roof of a huge building

Good morning Jakarta. Macam mana lah diorang terfikir nak develop taman perumahan atas bangunan? pic.twitter.com/TNQrnEQ8eA— shahrirbahar (@shahrirbahar1) June 24, 2019 Jakarta's Comsmo Park is an

Karen Rosenkranz Documents Migration from Urban Centers to Small Towns in “City Quitters”

22 stories seek to explain why people flee energetic habitats for sparser spaces Migrating from New York City (with a population just over 8.6 million) to Hudson, New York (just under 6,300) could