Articles by Nicole Rupersburg

About Nicole Rupersburg

Nicole Rupersburg is a freelance writer and editor who covers business development & entrepreneurship, arts & culture, and food & travel for national audiences. She is the project editor and lead writer of Urban Innovation Exchange and Creative Exchange.

Will Future Streets See More Cars on the Road?

“Transformative change ultimately came when the implementation of a particular policy also enhanced governmental capacity to plan and make transport policy change by involving many stakeholders over a variety of territorial scales,” Davis says. The interactive dynamics of the process of stakeholder involvement and the relationship between governing authorities and transportation policy advocates are key to making transformational change beyond just the paper success of policy change.

Freight Partnerships are Key to Incorporating Freight into Urban Systems

In the early 2000s, long before Amazon became the home delivery behemoth that we know today, Browne started looking at freight movements in London’s 33 boroughs. About five years ago, his team became part of an international network of researchers launched by the VREF, and they found that one of the areas not well researched was freight movement to office buildings.

Examining the Effects of Online Shopping on Last-Mile Freight

Featuring Dr. Alison Conway

In anticipation of tomorrow’s live webinar, we’ve spoken with Dr. Alison Conway regarding her research of last-mile freight issues in New York City. If you’re curious about what we’re going to discuss with Dr. Conway in tomorrow’s webinar, read on to today’s blog post and learn about how online shopping and on-demand delivery are affecting the streets and traffic patterns of New York City through delivery vehicles and issues of curb space zoning. Dr. Conway sheds light on the daily impacts to our cities from our online shopping habits, and talks about how we can change perceptions and policies to make progress.

Urban Innovator of the Week: Doria Robinson

This profile was originally published by Urban Innovation Exchange in partnership with Meeting of the Minds and Kresge Foundation. For more stories of people changing cities, visit UIXCities.com and follow @UIXCities. Doria Robinson is a third-generation resident of...

Urban Innovator of the Week: Terence Patterson

Terence Patterson, President and CEO of the Downtown Memphis Commission, used to be Jerry Maguire. Originally from Memphis, he earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard, and then worked for three years for the Walt Disney Company doing corporate finance. After three...

Urban Innovator of the Week: Brandan “Bmike” Odums

Brandan “Bmike” Odums is from New Orleans but has lived all over the world as a “military brat.” This experience gave him a different perspective from his peers, seeing the world of New Orleans through a much wider lens. He pursued an education...

Urban Innovator of the Week: Judy Reese Morse

This profile was originally published by Urban Innovation Exchange in partnership with Meeting of the Minds and Kresge Foundation. For more stories of people changing cities, visit UIXCities.com and follow @UIXCities. Judy Reese Morse is the Deputy Mayor for Citywide...

Urban Innovator of the Week: Tayyib Smith

This profile was originally published by Urban Innovation Exchange in partnership with Meeting of the Minds and Kresge Foundation. For more stories of people changing cities, visit UIXCities.com and follow @UIXCities. Tayyib Smith co-founded the Philadelphia-based...

Urban Innovator of the Week: Pamela Lewis

This profile was originally published by Urban Innovation Exchange in partnership with Meeting of the Minds and Kresge Foundation. For more stories of people changing cities, visit UIXCities.com and follow @UIXCities. Between 2000 and 2010, 50% of all the jobs lost in...

Urban Innovator of the Week: Maitreyi Roy

This profile was originally published by Urban Innovation Exchange in partnership with Meeting of the Minds and Kresge Foundation. For more stories of people changing cities, visit UIXCities.com and follow @UIXCities. Maitreyi Roy is the Executive Director of...

Urban Innovator of the Week: Gene Powell

This profile was originally published by Urban Innovation Exchange in partnership with Meeting of the Minds and Kresge Foundation. For more stories of people changing cities, visit UIXCities.com and follow @UIXCities. Gene Powell wears a lot of hats. His first passion...

Urban Innovator of the Week: Alfa Demmellash

Alfa Demmellash, CEO and co-founder of New Jersey-based Rising Tide Capital, was born and raised in Ethiopia. Her mother fled the country as a refugee when Demmellash was just two years old after losing two of her siblings in the ongoing civil war. Her grandparents...