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Tag Archives: Technology

November 27, 2016
How Future Technologies Affect Real Estate
Atlanta Business Journals

The looming adoption of self-driving vehicles is one of the biggest new technologies affecting real estate development, but not the only one.

Boston’s Plan for the Next 14 Years of Technology and Growth
State Scoop

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh released a draft of the city’s Imagine Boston 2030 plan Thursday outlining five “action areas” the city will pursue in the coming years, and some technological efforts to help the city get there are already underway.

November 16, 2016
70 Years Of Iconic Vespa Innovation And Design

The Vespa name is renowned the world over by legions of riders. This reputation was never just about an overnight success though. Since its humble inception in 1946 by Piaggio, the Vespa, which means ‘wasp’ in Italian, has become a style icon in its own right.

November 15, 2016
Ford CEO: ‘We Are On Cusp of a Mobility Revolution’
Los Angeles Times

Embracing a mobility future that will almost certainly not include the automotive industry in its current formulation, Ford CEO Mark Fields told the AutoMobility LA car convention that his company is running headlong into an era in which cars are no longer Ford’s main business.

Biggest Spike in Traffic Deaths in 50 Years? Blame Apps
New York Times

When distracted driving entered the national consciousness a decade ago, the problem was mainly people who made calls or sent texts from their cellphones. Innovations since then — car Wi-Fi and a host of new apps — have led to a substantial surge in highway deaths.

November 14, 2016
Can Self-Driving Cars Gain Public Trust?
The Guardian

Driverless vehicles could cut road deaths, reduce congestion and even help elderly people. But without investment and trust they face a bumpy ride.

November 10, 2016
Y-Combinator’s Techno-Suprematism and the Trump Era

Fred Scharmen—designer and assistant professor at Morgan State University’s School of Architecture and Planning—joins us to discuss the potentials and pitfalls of a technocratic urbanism, and whether the former king of cat memes can really offer anything to cities.

November 9, 2016
November 8, 2016
A Slow Ride Toward the Future of Public Transportation
New York Times

By transporting many passengers on what could be very flexible routes, driverless buses could help reduce the number of cars clogging city streets. It’s no surprise that the bus is being tested in Helsinki, which has been at the forefront using technology to rethink public transit.

New Tech Campuses Blur Line Between Work and Home
The Dirt

Leading tech companies are trying to hold on to their top talent by creating exciting little bits of cities in suburban environments. These firms are attempting to further merge work and home and create spaces for fun as well, and may be creating new models for corporate campuses.

November 6, 2016
Our Driverless Future
The New York Review of Books

This September, Uber, the app-summoned taxi service, launched a fleet of driverless Volvos and Fords in the city of Pittsburgh. The venture marks the first time such cars will be available to be hailed by the American public. How will it change our mobility?

November 3, 2016
November 1, 2016
How Design is Inspiring Innovation
Wired UK

Great technology can’t succeed without inspirational design. WIRED highlights some inspirational polymaths changing our world for the better.

October 31, 2016
Driverless Debate is About Future of Humanity
The Guardian

Uber drivers were right to claim employment rights. But in a world where driverless cars may soon make them redundant, we face long-term dilemmas about the systems we choose.

How Can Cities Beat Costly Gridlock?
The Guardian

As the UK’s population continues to grow, transport systems in our urban centres will increasingly feel the strain. So what can be done?

Reinventing Cities With User Experience (UX) Design
Fast Company Design

Anthony Lyons, city manager of Gainesville, Florida, is on a mission to remake civic experience using a few tricks from Silicon Valley. His goal? Make Gainesville the best place to live and work, courtesy of human-centered design.

October 30, 2016
Hyperloop Freight is a Joke
Pedestrian Observations

Hyperloop freight is especially egregious, in a way that’s interesting not only as a way of pointing out that tech entrepreneurs don’t always know what they’re doing, but also because of its implications for freight service on conventional high-speed rail.

Climate Scientist Reflects on Cities, COP22

Now the director of Boston University’s Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, ecologist Tony Jenetos is helping Arup develop an internal training module focusing on the power and influence of cities in today’s world.

October 27, 2016
Uber Announces Plans for Flying Cars
The Hill

Uber unveiled ambitious plans Thursday for a flying car project, as the ride-hailing firm continues its push to transform the transportation industry.


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