John M. Eger

July 11, 2008

Commentary: Smart Growth, Smart Cities and the Crisis at the Pump

Is the oil crisis where we start making some decisions about smart growth, urban sprawl and density?

October 15, 2007

Can the ACLU Stop The Benefits of IT and Electronic Cameras?

"One of the more interesting paradoxes, particularly for San Diego and other regions struggling to divine "smart growth" solutions, is that the more we live and work in cyberspace, the more important real place becomes."

July 2, 2007

Technologies of Freedom

In South Korea, the current President Roh Moo-Hyun is said to owe his election to a surge of support from young people using their cell phones to connect with like-minded supporters.

May 18, 2007

Does The U.S. Have a Global Communications Policy?

The developing countries were expressing their frustration with what they were calling a form of electronic colonialism with the U.S., indeed the Western world, dominating media flow.

August 28, 2006

Raising the Bar on IT and Economic Development

"Value is created when knowledge moves from origin to the point of highest need"

March 18, 2006

Freeing Cities From Telco and Cable Monopolies

In the early 1970s I was part of an administration that helped break up AT&T ... because AT&T had become an impediment to the development and nurturing of a new knowledge-based economy and society

December 22, 2005

Globalization: A New Urgency for Building Digital Communities

We can meet the challenges of globalization and the needs of a creative and innovative workforce best by helping our communities renew and reinvent themselves for this new global age in which the Internet, knowledge creation and innovation are key.

November 1, 2005

The Urgent Call for Broadband in America

According to the United Nations International Telecommunication Union, the US has slipped to 16th in development of broadband penetration.

October 30, 2005

Governance in the Digital Age

The French report, The Computerization of Society by Simon Nora and Alan Minc, was the earliest example of how one government saw the revolutionary role technology might play in the government

October 9, 2005

New Orleans: The Next City of the Future?

"He was well versed in the politics of city government, and said such a futuristic and laudable concept could only occur if it was 'built on the moon'"

September 27, 2005

China's Censorship Policies Unaffected by WTO Membership

While China's entry in the WTO promises unfettered access to the huge and growing China market, no one should expect sweeping or dramatic changes immediately

August 11, 2005

Smart Growth and the Internet

We now have a choice: to get in our cars for a loaf of bread or a book or CD, or go online. To push for mass transit and/or light rail, to argue for "car free" zones and "walkable communities" or to continue the "fatal attraction" to our automobiles at the risk of losing for all time a sense of place and a place that is livable and sustainable"

July 25, 2005

Strong Cities and the New Leadership Role for Urban Universities

"There are no national economies anymore; only a global economy and regional economies with strong cities at the core"