Two city officials also discuss multi-modal transportation systems and the importance of being resilient.
The length of time for change to occur is shrinking, says Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle, who noted that by the time cars are fully automated, flying cars may be part of the equation.
Predictions for their widespread adoption and the impacts they will have vary wildly. It will be up to government to sort out the issues.
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.
To preserve their communities' economic and social well-being, leaders will need to manage an endless cycle of technological disruption.
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?
In planning for an autonomous-vehicle future, governments need to pay attention to the broader picture.
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.
Interest is growing in approaches that look for redundancies to overcome infrastructure's risks and vulnerabilities.
A General Motors executive discusses what's on the horizon for the company in the development of electric and autonomous vehicles.
Two local government experts discuss the progress of electric vehicle adoption in California — and the future of transportation.
Sales are lagging in the proving ground of California. But maybe it's too early to be keeping score.
By creating easily accessible visual representations of data and building interactive models, engagement in infrastructure planning and disaster preparedness increases exponentially.
Computer modeling and interactive data visualization can make big data significantly more accessible.
Cooper Martin of the National League of Cities’ Sustainable Cities Institute discusses trends in transportation and technology’s role.
Networked alternatives for getting around are about to redefine our cities as much as the horseless carriage did a century ago.
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.
Technology is boosting the idea of a zero-waste framework in which everything is used, reused and recovered.
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.
P3s have the potential to bring in private-sector money to jump-start projects that might not happen otherwise.
Ride-sharing and car-sharing are complicating life for transportation planners, not to mention automakers.
The ongoing transformation of the energy system has largely been spurred by government policy and regulations.
By linking environmental sustainability and economic growth, Charlotte is showing the way.
As a new report makes clear, few of our urban areas are adapting to the changes that are revolutionizing the way we get around.
Regulating them will be a challenge for governments at all levels, but we're going to have to figure out how to do it.
As new ways of buying and selling energy emerge, the system of monopoly control is being challenged.
Lancaster, Calif.'s effort to build a seamless, integrated energy infrastructure points the way to long-term robustness and sustainability.
To attract young professionals, cities increasingly are going to have to think multi-modal.
Unmanned aircraft are coming, and they will raise a lot of issues for local governments to sort out.
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.