Bob Graves


August 16, 2017

How Cities Should Plan and Prepare Their Transportation Infrastructure for the Future

In this Q&A, Harriet Tregoning, former principal deputy assistant secretary of the Office of Community Planning and Development at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, talks about the importance of managing change and that things need to be designed for adaptation.

August 15, 2017

Transportation and the Challenge of Future-Proofing Our Cities

To preserve their communities' economic and social well-being, leaders will need to manage an endless cycle of technological disruption.

July 10, 2017

A New Phase in California's War on Dirty Air

Its ports and freight system account for a significant portion of its air pollution. Will aggressive new state and regional efforts once again serve as a model for the nation?

May 9, 2017

Driverless Cars and the Disruptions They Will Bring

In planning for an autonomous-vehicle future, governments need to pay attention to the broader picture.

April 11, 2017

New Green Certification Programs Give Communities Flexibility to Set Their Own Goals, Targets

The new offerings are designed to help both cities and other types of places, such as towns, sub-sections of cities and regions, become more sustainable, resilient and livable.

March 13, 2017

The Quest for Resilience Leads to New Alliances

Interest is growing in approaches that look for redundancies to overcome infrastructure's risks and vulnerabilities.

March 7, 2017

Navigating the Future of Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

A General Motors executive discusses what's on the horizon for the company in the development of electric and autonomous vehicles.

February 14, 2017

Electric Vehicles: You Can't Plan for Transportation’s Future by Looking Backward

Two local government experts discuss the progress of electric vehicle adoption in California — and the future of transportation.

February 13, 2017

Electric Vehicles’ Slow Merge Into the Fast Lane

Sales are lagging in the proving ground of California. But maybe it's too early to be keeping score.

January 30, 2017

How Data Visualization is the Future of Information Sharing

By creating easily accessible visual representations of data and building interactive models, engagement in infrastructure planning and disaster preparedness increases exponentially.

January 26, 2017

Making Big Data Accessible Through Interactive Visualizations

Computer modeling and interactive data visualization can make big data significantly more accessible.

January 20, 2017

How Cities Can Move Seamlessly into the Future of Mobility

Cooper Martin of the National League of Cities’ Sustainable Cities Institute discusses trends in transportation and technology’s role.

January 18, 2017

Urban Transportation’s Multimodal Future

Networked alternatives for getting around are about to redefine our cities as much as the horseless carriage did a century ago.

November 22, 2016

Infrastructure Planning Must Account for Technology's Exponential Impact

Details of an infrastructure plan for the future must include an understanding of the many ways digital technology is transforming how America works, lives and plays.

October 25, 2016

Technology Can Pave the Way for a Resource-Sustaining Revolution

Technology is boosting the idea of a zero-waste framework in which everything is used, reused and recovered.

September 28, 2016

How Technology Made California’s Climate Commitment Possible

California doubled down this month on its climate commitment with the enactment of Senate Bill 32, the passage of which passage was politically palatable only because the technology exists to achieve its ambitious targets.

July 26, 2016

We Should Make Far More Use of P3s for Infrastructure

P3s have the potential to bring in private-sector money to jump-start projects that might not happen otherwise.

March 23, 2016

Sharing Services Complicate Life for Transportation Planners, Automakers

Ride-sharing and car-sharing are complicating life for transportation planners, not to mention automakers.

February 23, 2016

Policy, Technology Accelerate Innovation in the Energy Sector

The ongoing transformation of the energy system has largely been spurred by government policy and regulations.

January 26, 2016

Charlotte, N.C.: The Making of a 'Smart City'

By linking environmental sustainability and economic growth, Charlotte is showing the way.

November 24, 2015

Transportation Planning Needs to Evolve

As a new report makes clear, few of our urban areas are adapting to the changes that are revolutionizing the way we get around.

October 28, 2015

How Will We Handle a Sky Full of Drones?

Regulating them will be a challenge for governments at all levels, but we're going to have to figure out how to do it.

September 23, 2015

Power Plays: The Increasingly Competitive Electricity Landscape

As new ways of buying and selling energy emerge, the system of monopoly control is being challenged.

July 29, 2015

One California Community's Power Switch

Lancaster, Calif.'s effort to build a seamless, integrated energy infrastructure points the way to long-term robustness and sustainability.

June 24, 2015

The Transportation Choices That Millennials Want

To attract young professionals, cities increasingly are going to have to think multi-modal.

December 17, 2013

Community Airspace and the Invasion of the Drones

Unmanned aircraft are coming, and they will raise a lot of issues for local governments to sort out.

November 26, 2013

Greening the Fleet: How Columbus, Ohio, Is Setting the Pace

CNG is a far less expensive and much cleaner fuel than gasoline or diesel, but purchasing new vehicles and building CNG fueling infrastructure is costly.

May 31, 1998

Engaging Technology: Sen. Richard G. Polanco

Engaging Technology: Sen. Richard G. Polanco