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- Airbnb’s "Neighborhoods" feature expands to Sydney, a way of backing into the localized guide market that content-focused enterprises like Outside.in and EveryBlock tried with limited success to crack.
- Dallas is slated to pass anti-Uber legislation.
- Google’s legal chief David Drummond has reportedly joined Uber’s board.
- Uber has plans to buy a couple thousand driverless cars from Google.
- But individual car sales have dropped more than 7 percent since April.
- Can better data help make India’s cities safer for women?
- One reservist is pushing the Army to study urban planning in a bid to get smarter about fighting in cities.
- Fewer people are calling New York City’s 311 non-emergency line to complain about Citi Bikes, though some attribute that to customers growing more comfortable with the bike share’s customer service direct line.
- A look inside how Goya brought "ethnic" food into the mainstream.
- City commissioners approve parklets — tiny recreation spaces manifested in a parking sport or two — for Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
- The car sharing service car2go and LIVESTRONG team up to put healthy-living gifts in vehicles in Austin, Vancouver, San Diego, Washington, D.C., Portland, Toronto, Calgary, Miami, Seattle and Denver.
- And Block Party in a Box is still in local beta, but it aims to be everything residents would "need to plan and execute a successful block party without breaking a sweat."
Nancy Scola is a lead writer for the Washington Post’s tech blog, The Switch. Scola’s writing on the intersections of technology and politics has been published by The American Prospect, Capital, Columbia Journalism Review, New York, Reuters, Salon, Science Progress, Seed, and other publications.