Infrastructure

August 18, 2017

When it comes to the future of transportation in cities, change is increasingly being driven by technology. At the Resilient Cities Summit in Stowe, Vt., in July 2017, I interviewed Harriet Tregoning, the immediate past principal deputy assistant secretary of the Office of Community Planning and... read more

August 18, 2017

President nixes council after ending two other business groups Executives had started to quit after Virginia controversy President Donald Trump will not move forward with a planned Advisory Council on Infrastructure, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday.

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August 09, 2017

Delays in the rollout of the Trump administration’s much-heralded $1 trillion infrastructure plan are proving costly for deteriorating U.S. roads, bridges, airports and transit systems. And the longer the delay, the more it will cost taxpayers.

August 08, 2017

The Trump administration's proposal for transforming America's infrastructure provides no details about where funding for projects would come from - or exactly where the money would go over the proposed 10-year life of the plan. While roads, railroads and seaports seem like obvious candidates... read more

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July 31, 2017

The wheels on the Trump administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan appear to be moving. After months of delays, the president, through an executive order, announced the creation of a Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure.

July 19, 2017

Architecture and urban design firm FXFOWLE imagines a future where city streets will become public spaces What will our cities look like once autonomous cars take over? New York-based architecture and urban design firm FXFOWLE created a design concept called Public Square that shows a future... read more

July 12, 2017

Simple and intuitive interfaces have transformed the user experience in consumer technologies, raising consumer expectations for better applications and services. This dynamic applies just as much to the smart city context. Residents don't just expect better services, they also want greater... read more

July 10, 2017

It's been one year since the city of Columbus won the U.S. Department of Transportation's Smart Cities Challenge. A victory that put some $50 million dollars in federal grants into the hands of city leaders. Since then leaders have been putting that money to work in an effort to make Columbus... read more

July 06, 2017

Cities are rapidly evolving to keep up with current and future challenges that come with expanding populations - and the private sector is helping them along the way. During the Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo in Austin, TX, from June 26 through June 28, representatives from cities,... read more

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July 05, 2017

It’s impossible to know whether Congress will provide federal funding to stimulate infrastructure spending.

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