Infrastructure

Western Electricity from “Cali phobia” to Cooperation

The 80-foot wide display showed California renewables at 41 percent of total generation as I watched for 20 minutes during a warm September morning. I was at the nerve center of California’s grid – CAISO (California Independent Systems Operator). CAISO is a...

Ecosystems Enable Urban Evolution

This post begins a 5-part series on Smart Cities from our partners at Black and Veatch. For more, visit the series archive. The ecosystem concept, once confined to its biological origins, has found new life in the smart city. When natural systems begin to evolve,...

Money Matters: Who Pays for the Smart City?

The “smarting” of utilities and cities is underway. However, many in the industry would stamp our smart city progress thus far as meh, even though the foundational technical elements are in place.

Urban Futures Road Map: It Finally Arrives in Your Bookstore

Review of “The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life”, by Jonathan F. P. Rose Roadmaps are sometimes hard to read. But you can be sure that they’re always much harder to create. I kept...

Urban Innovator of the Week: Steve Barlow

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. Steve Barlow is a partner in Brewer & Barlow...
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