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How Cities Leaders Can Overcome Disruption

Sergio Fernandez de cordova | Posted 02.10.2017 | Technology
Sergio Fernandez de cordova

Disruption is 1.0...Collaboration is 2.0...Partnerships are 3.0 Urban transformation is complex and comes in different phases--with the advent of new ...

Why Peak Car Ownership in 2020 Isn't So Farfetched

Jeruld Weiland | Posted 09.26.2016 | Technology
Jeruld Weiland

By Jeruld Weiland and Jonathan Walker, Rocky Mountain Institute Last Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released fo...

Getting Transit Back on Track in LA County

John Mirisch | Posted 08.13.2016 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

By Patrick Furey, Mayor of Torrance, and John Mirisch This article originally appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal on July 5, 2016, with the ...

Mobile vs Mobility

David Sable | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
David Sable

We just arrived home, having beat out traffic jams and a thunderstorm...not to mention having caught up with everyone we needed to and, yes, planned t...

Local Logic: How Cities Can Make a Difference

Carolina Toha | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Carolina Toha

More than half of the world's population lives in cities, but in Latin America that figure soars to 80% and in Chile to 90%. This gives immense importance to urban policy making, both to help us understand the present and anticipate the future.

How Cities and Universities Can Defy Old Stereotypes of Town-Gown Conflict

Gregory L.Fenves | Posted 05.27.2016 | College
Gregory L.Fenves

Next month, 50 medical students in Austin will show the country what can happen when a university and the city around it collaborate to bring fresh ideas to ongoing challenges.

The Connected Car Is Here to Stay: Major Concerns and Far-reaching Changes

Tatiana Krivitskaya | Posted 04.19.2016 | Technology
Tatiana Krivitskaya

Any time soon we'll find ourselves inside the burgeoning environment of connected objects, smart devices, and cutting-edge infotainment systems. The t...

Modest Investment in Housing Mobility Could Yield Big Benefits

Barbara Sard | Posted 03.16.2017 | Politics
Barbara Sard

The president's 2017 budget includes $15 million for a new Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration to help public housing agencies in ten regions collaborate on initiatives to help low-income families use existing vouchers to move to higher-opportunity neighborhoods

The CIO Challenge: People, Not Devices, Are Driving the Future of Mobility

Daniel Newman | Posted 03.10.2017 | Business
Daniel Newman

With phones, pads, phablets, tablets, and ultra-lightweight laptops, there's no shortage of mobile devices being juggled about the workplace. However, simply using these gadgets hardly means an organization is embracing the power of mobility.

How driverless vehicles will redefine mobility and change car culture

The Conversation US | Posted 02.28.2017 | Technology
The Conversation US

Andrew J. Hoffman, University of Michigan My grandmother, Christine Johanna Hoffman, was born in 1894 and died in 1990. In the course of her lifetime...

To the Person Parked in Between the Handicap Stalls

Chanel White | Posted 01.21.2017 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

Next time sir, please be respectful, and try to think of the implications your choices have on others, as well as the message you are sending to onlookers.

How Success in America is Like Santa Claus

Madelynne Wager | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics
Madelynne Wager

"He knows if you've been bad or good So be good for goodness sake!" The pile of presents under the tree on Christmas morning reflects how "good" we...

Listening For Disruption: Blue Lights and New Knees

Trisa Thompson | Posted 12.16.2016 | Business
Trisa Thompson

D-Rev sends its designers into the field to conduct interviews with patients, doctors and nurses. By talking with doctors in rural India, D-Rev learned that many babies with jaundice were not being treated effectively because their equipment was too expensive to maintain.

Senior-Friendly Furniture Aids for Mobility-Challenged Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.30.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

The task of sitting down and/or getting up from soft cushioned furniture is a problem for many seniors who struggle with excessive weight, arthritis or other mobility issues. Here are some different product solutions that can help.

Can You See Me?

Yvonne B Garris | Posted 10.07.2016 | Impact
Yvonne B Garris

Granted the visually impaired population is small. But it is unfortunately growing, and companies need to start to open their eyes and find ways to include this population.

Doubling of Extreme Poverty Belies Welfare Reform Success Claims

LaDonna Pavetti | Posted 09.24.2016 | Politics
LaDonna Pavetti

As Congress seeks agreement on overhauling Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), lawmakers must address TANF's dismal failure to help the poorest Americans, many of whom are desperately trying to find work, living on just $2 a day.

What You Don't Know About Aging Could Kill You

Hippo Reads | Posted 09.10.2016 | Fifty
Hippo Reads

Aging is rarely talked about, even though it happens to all of us, every day. Even people who are 70 or 80 don't really think of themselves as aging. Why is it that we're so reluctant to talk about aging and the needs of aging adults? Why do we ignore and cast aside the older adults in our lives?

What if There Were no National Borders?

Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Zimmermann | Posted 08.03.2016 | Home
Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Zimmermann

We should all know our limitations. But what we could easily do without is the concept of national borders -- at least as far as they limit the mobility of people. This idea may seem like a naïve utopia, but mobility without borders is already a reality.

How One Man's Trip to Toys 'R' Us Brought Mobility to Hundreds of Disabled Kids

NationSwell | Posted 07.06.2016 | Impact

Cole Galloway's workspace at the University of Delaware resembles a ransacked toy store. But he is a physical therapy professor and infant behavior expert whose lab has a very clear mission: to provide mobility to children with cognitive or physical disabilities.

Welcome to Aerotropolis, the City of the Future

John D. Kasarda | Posted 05.13.2016 | Home
John D. Kasarda

BANGKOK -- The "Aerotropolis Age," with aviation and airports increasingly determining the urban winners and losers in 21st century globalization, has already commenced. It will have immense ramifications for the business and competitive futures of our major cities and their broader metropolitan regions.

From the Wearable Smart Watch to Athgo's Global Innovation Forum, the Future is Now, so Relax!

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.10.2016 | Technology
Ashley Jude Collie

Resistance is futile, so go ahead, "mobile"-ize us! MWC Shanghai, Asia's biggest mobile industry event (July 15-17), features over 250 exhibitors with the pitch that "from connected cars and wearable tech to mobile payments and smarter cities, mobile is revolutionizing and enhancing every aspect of our lives." Okay, cool.

How To Create Sustainable, Pulsating Cities of rhe Future

Gerhard Schmitt | Posted 05.11.2015 | Home
Gerhard Schmitt

SHENZHEN -- Today's cities are not sustainable, no matter how we look at them. Here is an optimistic look at how we can turn challenges into opportunities, and create pulsating future cities.

Mobile Is a Lifestyle, Not a Technology

Daniel Newman | Posted 06.27.2015 | Technology
Daniel Newman

With an increasing number of companies investing in deployment and management of enterprise mobility than ever before, it's no surprise it's one of the hottest trends in today's business landscape.

For the Second Time, One Van Offers an Injured Alaska Student the Gift of Mobility

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.26.2015 | Good News
Alaska Dispatch News

A wheelchair-accessible van decorated by his classmates was delivered to the home of West High freshman Aron Fa'afetai on Tuesday -- the second time this year the Ford Windstar has been donated to an Alaska family facing extreme challenges.

Choice Is a Privilege

Michael Beyer | Posted 04.01.2015 | Education
Michael Beyer

In a town like Chicago, "choice" isn't a right, but a privilege based on income, class, and skin color.