Logistics

May 26, 2017

Urban freight is expected to increase 40 percent by 2050, going hand-in-hand with the slew of retail stores closing due to e-commerce growth. That means more trucks on the road, clogging precious residential and downtown street space while making deliveries. “Where you now see UPS and FedEx... read more

April 26, 2017

Although city leaders are increasingly prioritizing resilience planning in the face of climate change, food systems have been largely left out of the conversation. Our new research finds that natural disasters could create extended food supply disruptions in U.S. cities, especially in... read more

April 21, 2017

The internet and rise of e-commerce, where apps can facilitate anything from rides to laundry or meal delivery, has transformed consumer expectations to an on-demand economy. Now the digital infrastructure is in place to support this economy, the physical infrastructure must catch up.

April 18, 2017

The race towards fully autonomous vehicles has shifted into overdrive. In the past year, major partnerships and acquisitions between tech firms and traditional automakers have signaled the race is heating up for the future of transportation-and the stakes are high.

April 07, 2017

Transportation planners today face a ton of challenges as they work to build efficient, safe, and sustainable urban transportation systems.

February 08, 2017

"The Long and Winding Road to Smart City P3s" is a program from Scranton Gillette Communications and Meeting of the Minds that explores the position of Public Private Partnerships for Transportation (P3s) in the modern infrastructure portfolio.

January 20, 2017

On a Friday night late last year, my home state of Massachusetts formally flipped the switch and converted to no-stop electronic tolling on the infamous Mass Pike.

January 18, 2017

Second perhaps only to waterways, road systems have had the greatest impact on the design and physical structure of our cities. The car-centric redesign of the American city that began in the early 20th century was embraced with open arms by urban planners and citizens alike.

January 13, 2017

Technology is advancing at a rapid rate, affecting the face of everyday city services. Mass transit is no exception, with sharing services and mobility apps disrupting the urban transportation landscape.

December 08, 2016

Market research company Berg Insight has released new findings about the smart cities market and in particular intelligent transport systems (ITS) for public transport. The company believes that the market is in a growth phase which will continue in the years to come.

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