ideas for cities

This Big City on tumblr is your source for ideas that can make cities better. It is curated by Joe Peach and Lucas Lindsey.

Joe founded This Big City in 2009. He is a Marketing professional and works in one of London's most sustainable buildings.

Lucas is an urbanist, futurist, and blogger. He's the child of a suburban nation, but born again believer in an urban future. He lives in Tallahassee, USA.

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And I found myself sort of stumbling out of a karaoke place at 2 am in Japantown and wanting to go home to the Mission, and my prospects were either to walk for half an hour or to seek alternatives, because there were no taxi cabs around.

Ilya Abyzov on the first time he used Uber - one of many new e-hail apps.

A new smartphone app that helps you separate work and personal life on one phone, IF YOU WANT TO.

新的手機應用程式,幫助各位在同一部手機上切割工作與個人生活(不過前提是你想切割…)。

Open data + innovative app developers = better public transport

zhthisbigcity:

想像一下,大眾運輸資訊只需彈指即可得,這就是美國波特蘭的TriMet系統,將班次、路線等資料完全公布於網路上自由取用,這幾年以來,人們已因此開發出數十種App應用程式,一切都是為了讓民眾轉乘更輕鬆、更方便。

還有一點值得讚美,TriMet網站除英文版,還備有西班牙文、越南文、中文、俄文、韓文資訊。