Urban Planning

February 06, 2017

Shirley Gonzales made no secret of her views on transportation when she ran for the San Antonio City Council in 2013. She laid them out in her answer to a questionnaire: "pedestrians first, followed by cycling, public transportation and private automobiles, in that order."

January 30, 2017

The expectations over driverless cars are stratospherically high. For one, there's the fascination with the technology and the presumption of an easier commute: The self-driving car will take us to work while we surf the Internet, read files and review emails.

January 10, 2017

The new center, called Connected Cities for Smart Mobility toward Accessible and Resilient Transportation (C2SMART), aims to accelerate transportation opportunities arising from unprecedented recent advances in communication and smart technologies. In addition to research aimed at finding... read more

Building Smart Cities In 2017 Will Begin With Transportation Infrastructure
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January 06, 2017

The smart city concept is not a new one.

Public Officials In Need Of Funding For Infrastructure Projects Should Check Out The Build America Bureau

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January 03, 2017

Last summer, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the creation of the Build America Bureau. It was heralded as a one-stop shop to provide assistance to government entities in need of funding for transportation infrastructure projects.

January 03, 2017

Public safety and public services are key elements of a smart city. Whether a city is seeking smarter streetlights, more efficient waste removal, or gunshot detection, there are smart city products that stand out more than others.

January 03, 2017

In what could be a tumultuous year for state and local finances, these five issues are likely to take center stage. Tax Reform Many Capitol Hill watchers expect federal tax reform to roll forward in some fashion in 2017 now that a Republican will be in the White House.

December 21, 2016

With 2016 coming to a close, now is as good a time as ever to look to the future. For your consideration, we present ten predictions about the Smart Cities movement for the next three years. These are based on observed urban trends and transitions, so plan accordingly!

Embracing Simplicity In Urban Design
December 20, 2016

“Cities are fantastically dynamic places, and this is strikingly true of their successful parts, which offer a fertile ground for the plans of thousands of people.”

— Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities

U.S. Cities Among First Chosen For Global Initiative On Autonomous Vehicles
October 31, 2016

If you’ve only seen a few autonomous vehicles on streets in your city lately, that is about to change. According to a leading automotive research and analysis group, the number of self-driving cars on roadways around the globe will increase by 21 million over the next two decades.

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