Mobility

A broad category of content focused on mobility-related topics in cities.

Examples: public transit, shared mobility, multi-modal mobility, micro-mobility, autonomous vehicles, parking, transportation planning

On the Verge: Key Topics and Trends at the 2013 VERGE Conference

A few weeks ago I was fortunate to attend VERGE, a conference hosted by GreenBiz.com in San Francisco exploring the convergence of buildings, transportation, energy, and the latest in technology. Technologists of any ilk, from corporations such as eBay and Dell, to...

Risks of Job Sprawl and Progress on Regional Planning

Cities, People, and Jobs Sometimes cities are faced with disasters that strike unpredictably and quickly, leading to long recovery and many resources focused on future preparation. Other times cities create the conditions for disaster through a buildup of decisions...

Middle East Green Building and China’s Sustainable Urban Clusters

How are two world leaders of growth faring in relation to smart cities? China’s future of sustainable urban clusters It goes without saying that even at its best, a smart city is only one component of a regional, national, and global system of cities that seek to...

News roundup: Measuring Dublin’s dumpsters, the UN defines “Smart City,” Silicon Valley has a crush on cities

How do we measure a “smart city”?      As “smart city” has evolved into a meme, some experts are trying to bring clarity to the definition of a smart city for practical purposes. The UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network has launched an effort to...

Walking & Biking: High tech understanding of low tech solutions

Sometimes smart cities have simple solutions at their disposal – if they just view their data slightly differently. Walk Score recently released their updated rankings of bikeable, walkable, and transit-oriented cities: 10 most bikeable large U.S. & Canadian...