Ruchir Sharma MAY 6, 2017 What makes America great? The standard answers point to qualities that the United States is said to have in greater abundance than its peers in Europe and Japan. There are the innovations that pour out of Silicon Valley companies and elite … Continue reading To Be Great Again, America Needs Immigrants
Claudia Dreifus –A CONVERSATION WITH SEPT. 12, 2016 Edward Humes, 59, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose latest book, “Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation,” is a wide-ranging look at the planes, trains and cars that Americans have chosen to rely … Continue reading Edward Humes on How Transportation Overkill Is Killing Us
September 7th, 2016 by Sandy Dechert On Monday, September 7 (the Labor Day holiday in the US), the government of Mexico announced that the nation “south of the border” would soon join the growing ranks of countries that have adopted cap and trade to reduce … Continue reading Mexico Will Launch Carbon Pricing In November
As Millennials and Boomers move into cities, will this trend continue? How will cities and regions allocate funds? Will this exacerbate the problem? All questions we need to understand before it is too late. by Timothy B. Lee on September 13, 2016 The latest Census Bureau … Continue reading American cities are getting richer. Rural areas are getting left behind.
There is noting MORE American than ingenuity. As we move into a world of autonomous cars, someone had to be first. Here is an article about Uber and the future of mobility. By Heather Somerville When Pittsburgh wakes up on Wednesday morning, some residents will … Continue reading Uber debuts self-driving vehicles in landmark Pittsburgh trial
Adele Peters 08.29.16 A new apartment building in Sweden doesn’t have any parking spaces. Instead, the developers invested the money that would have gone to a parking garage into creating an ideal place to live for people who don’t want to own a car. “The … Continue reading These Swedish “Bike Apartments” Are Designed For Life Without Cars
By Steve Moyer As University of Tennessee Professor Dorothy Metzger Habel examined architectural archives for 17th-century Rome, she started hearing voices. The many participants in the Eternal City’s building boom at that point — when 30 percent of the workforce was engaged in the construction industry — came to … Continue reading How the Eternal City’s Building Craze Also Bolstered Urban Planning