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“The whole view of the function of streets has had a metamorphosis,” according to DePaul University transportation professor Joe Schwieterman. “It’s made us rethink the opportunity cost of plopping a parking garage in prime downtown property.”
By The Pew Charitable Trusts
December 12, 2017
Plus her thoughts on how the city balances industry with environmental sustainability.
A new report details five “overarching strategies” to close the digital divide.
"Rather than burying our heads in the sand, Chicago is working with cities across the country and around the world to address the threat of climate change," according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Predictability is proving a priority for bicycle riders among the 98 cities adopting Zagster’s new Pace offering.
The effort is part of a pledge by Mayor Eric Garcetti, as well as a broader push to bring an earthquake early warning system to the West Coast.
Often overlooked small-scale manufacturers may prove the perfect fix for vacant corridors. Micro-businesses can bolster local economic resilience, if cities know where to find them.
Front Range communities like Longmont and Fort Collins have been on the front lines of an ongoing battle over improving internet speeds, access and reliability.
, Special to Route Fifty
November 16, 2017
“The shuttle just stayed still. And we were like, it’s going to hit us, it’s going to hit us. And then it hit us,” according to one of the passengers.
November 10, 2017
“The terrible human suffering and economic damage wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria make apparent the immediate need to focus on future-proofing communities…”
The "sorting effect" is to blame.
November 7, 2017
Residents will soon be able to describe their problem in a sentence or less and have case types suggested to them.
Mozilla is backing robotics as well as augmented and virtual reality efforts boosting education and workforce development in Austin and elsewhere.
Lingering negative perceptions about the sharing economy, due to its tumultuous beginnings, are giving way with time and data, according to a new National League of Cities survey.
Fostering social cohesion post-emergency is just as important as rebuilding infrastructure stronger.
A new study finds a correlation between the number of patents a city produces and economic segregation within its limits.
October 31, 2017
“Smart, long-term bets” are vital for economic development, according to Bruce Katz, centennial scholar at the Brookings Institution. And those bets are best when clustered in revitalizing cities.
A total of 23 U.S. cities are piloting or preparing for autonomous vehicles. Is yours one?
October 24, 2017
Navigation software will determine the path the "micro-transit" vehicles will take, based on factors like traffic conditions and requests for pick-ups and drop-offs.
The city will consider two public-private municipal fiber alternatives to a high-risk, purely public network.
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