Data-mapping expert Eric Fischer has used geolocated Tweets to find the most frequently travelled routes in US cities (via Could Twitter help urban planners improve transport networks? | News | guardian.co.uk)
Pittsburgh Then & Now
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Cities are constantly changing, as if they are living things. Pittsburgh is no different. Once a thriving steel town, then a struggling Rust Belt city, Pittsburgh is seeing a resurgence thanks to infrastructure developments, a commitment to the arts and some of the more beautiful urban planning in the United States. This slideshow in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette gives us a fantastic view into the city’s past and how it has evolved. Rather than just showing a series of photos, the editors have juxtaposed images of iconic locations around Pittsburgh and allowed readers to see how things have changed (while, in many ways, staying much the same). Whether you live in Pittsburgh, have visited or know little about the Steel City, the images are fantastic look into the heart of a proud city and a wonderful celebration of urban renewal.
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Crowdsourcing the City
The conventional idea of city planning is about to be disrupted and hacked into a more valuable process by the driving force of social technology, mobile apps, and open data. How? By returning to the past.