Oliver Hartleben

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How a Century of Zoning Codes Shaped the New York City of Today

New York City is pocked with what are known as privately owned public spaces (POPS), created following a 1961 zoning resolution. In order to build …

How Google Is Turning Cities Into R&D Labs

From autonomous vehicles to building codes, Sidewalk Labs is thinking about problems and solutions that could shape cities for centuries.<p>When Google’s city-focused innovation company, Sidewalk Labs, launched in June of 2015, few specifics were known despite the fanfare. Its founders said that it …

How will the cities of the future be lit?

From the medieval candle to phosphorescent trees and glow-in-the-dark concrete, Daryl Mersom charts the trajectory of urban light, and asks how the problem of light pollution can be tackled in the modern era<p>The ever-increasing demand for the 24-hour illumination of cities is blighting urban …

How mobile payment apps are changing transit

As mobile ticketing continues to expand in the U.S., Planetizen looks at three ways new payment options will improve transit for customers and …

SF startup uses crowdsourcing to improve bus predictions

A San Francisco startup called Swyft wants to use crowdsourcing to make arrival predictions more reliable for Bay Area transit customers.The post SF …

Next-Generation Drones Will Save New York City’s Infrastructure

<i>A weeklong series of ideas for improving urban life.</i><p>After years of being cast as robotic messengers of death and high-altitude spies, drones are …

Welcome to the Age of Shadowless Skyscrapers

<i>A weeklong series of ideas for improving urban life.</i><p>Whenever a new tower starts muscling its way toward the sky, it drains a bit more light from the …

You Might Be Able to 3-D Print Your Next House

<i>A weeklong series of ideas for improving urban life.</i><p>In January of this year, a mansion rose in Shanghai. But rather than being built by cranes and …

Mobility-as-a-service: Turning transportation into a software industry

It’s the future. You have just bought your first fully autonomous car and let it drive you to work this morning. It was a little scary at first, but you forgot about the lack of a driver quickly, and now you are at your office.<p>What is the car doing right now? Right, it is sitting in the parking …

Ridesharing could help solve the last mile problem

A few months ago I wrote a post about Uber’s new “Smart Routes” feature and ended by saying that it’s not just taxis who need to be thinking about …

Giant Blooming Flower Lamps Turn Jerusalem Into A Wonderland

Sometimes it seems like a city hates you. It’s a maze built in unrelenting concrete and steel, full of lights that are always too red, signs that are always too vague, and benches that are always too hard.<p>By contrast, there’s Warde, an installation of giant, kinetic, poppy-like flowers, designed by …

Will parking spaces in cities become more, or less, valuable in the future?

Lately I’ve been having discussions around the future value of parking spaces in urban centers. So yesterday I tweeted out this poll:<p>Will parking …

Bill Ford's Vision for a World Beyond Cars

Bill Ford, Jr. loves cars. He's the first in line for the new Ford GT, the wind-slicing wonder beast coming next year from the company his …

If women built cities, what would our urban landscape look like?

Photograph: Alex Robinson/JAI/Corbis<p>The Museum of Modern Art in Sao Paulo, Brazil, designed by Lina Bo Bardi and Oscar Niemeyer.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/12/3/1417605980242/a64cfc02-090c-4378-8374-04f8ccceecc4-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alex …

Ajmer: The ancient Indian metropolis chosen to be a 'smart city' where residents would just be happy to have power and running water

Ajmer’s famous 13th-century Sufi shrine draws millions of pilgrims from around the world every year. The city recently launched a new website called …

Chicago’s Array of Things May Give Big Data Boost to Urban Planning

Array of Things began as a failed workshop for high school students. Three years ago, Charlie Catlett, director of the Computation Institute’s Urban …

How LA school districts are turning disused land into low-cost housing

In a freeway-lined corner of the Los Angeles suburb of Gardena, where modest ranch-style homes and shopping malls dominate, the sleek modern architecture of Sage Park Apartments bursts through the drabness. The jutting rooflines and stylish grey, red and rust-orange panelling make the 90-unit …

School Districts

Tomorrow's cities: Rio de Janeiro's bid to become a smart city

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Smart Cities

Traffic Technology Today

New ITS America report examines mobility trends in a connected society<p>A new report released by the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS …

A Real Plan to Replace London's Tube With Moving Walkways

If, at some point in the future, you find yourself walking through a London underground tunnel rather than riding in a train, it may not be because …

The Story Of Technology

Every age is defined by its technology. The stories of Dickens wouldn’t have been possible without the steam engine and the industrial revolution it …

Co-Housing and the Rise of Collaborative Consumption

I recently read a book entitled ‘What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption’. Authored by Rachael Botsman and Roo Rodgers (founders …

Mashable

What's New<p>Written by<p>Scarecrows are so last year.<p>The casino doesn't yet know the cause, but they're "pretty certain" it wasn't a hack.<p>Take these …

How to hack a city—and why we should - The Kernel

No one thinks about the servers and infrastructure that run cities: at least, not until something goes wrong, like flooding, blackouts, or gridlock. …

Cybersecurity

Conscience versus convenience

First publishedin ITS International<p>May June 2015<p>asMore travel less travail<p>[ Zoom ]<p>David Crawford looks at new ways forward for public transport. <br>By …