Tech

Urban Planning in the iPhone Age

A new generation of apps make life easier for urban planners and urban dwellers

10 Addictive Urban Web Cams

Stream Las Vegas weddings, construction in Iran, or one of the longest DMV lines in the country

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Chelsea Soccer Fans Hold on to Their Team, For Now

Fans-turned-shareholders vote down initial plan to sell their stock for a larger stadium

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Techies Embed in City Hall

Code for America provides fellows to cities to tackle local problems

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The Other Silicon Savannah

The Kenyan government wants to build its own tech hub

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The New Capitals of High Speed Internet

Kansas City's Internet is about to get 100 times faster - now, it's got to figure out how to harness that power

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CAT Scans for Cities

Researchers are using thermal imaging to diagnose energy efficiency in the built environment

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Mapping Where Crimes Are Likely to Occur, Before They Happen

Santa Cruz is testing a new system that attempts to predict likely locations of future crimes

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5 Great U.S. City Parking Apps

The next generation of parking technology does much more than just locate available spots

Sarah Goodyear

Mapping the Trees of New York, One by One

The TreeKIT project aims to make it easier for residents to help care for neighborhood trees

REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Walking With Headphones: Only Dangerous Sometimes

Studies show cell phones, though not music players, confuse pedestrian senses

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Hardwood Floors, Marble Countertops, and a High Energy Efficiency Rating

As cities force buildings to disclose energy use data, buyers and renters alike can factor it in to their spending decisions

Joshua Lott / Reuters

A Thirsty Future for Texas

State water plan foresees challenges as supplies diminish and population grows

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The World’s Leading Nations for Innovation and Technology

The U.S. is still largely competing with Europe, not China

REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Smart City Technology's Growth Spurt

Global spending on advanced systems for cities is expected to skyrocket in the next five years

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How Happy Are You With Your City? Somerville Finds Out

Boston suburb asks its citizens to rate their happiness

Walk Score Offers Apartment Searches Based on Commuting Time

Data from 209 transit agencies combines with Craigslist rental listings

Place Pulse

Can You Tell if a Street is Safe Just By Looking?

Comparing images of cities and neighborhoods to gather data on perceptions of place

Reuters/Kim Kyung Hoon

The Future of GPS Data in Smarter Planning

Researchers in Beijing are working with taxi drivers to identify the sources, not just the locations, of congestion