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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 Washington, DC-based journalist whose work tends to focus on the intersections of technology, politics, and public policy. Shortly after returning from Havana she started as a tech reporter at POLITICO.