Litigating Against Those Who Contribute to Climate Change and Pollute the Commons

May 24, 2017 – In downtown Boston sits a park known as the Boston Common. Established in 1634, it was set aside for common use for the citizens of Boston. Sold to the city by ... Continue Reading →

On-Demand Transit May Be Perfect Solution for Smaller Cities and Towns

May 17, 2017 – Innisfil, Ontario is a town spread out over a largely rural area north of Toronto where I live. Its population exceeds 36,000 living in a 263 square-kilometer ... Continue Reading →

What Will Our Homes Look Like by the Year 2100?

March 23, 2017 – With today’s posting we welcome back Susan Finch, a freelance writer who has provided content here on three previous occasions. Susan writes about small ... Continue Reading →

Dubai is Going to Have the First 3D-Printed Skyscraper

March 20, 2017 – It appears 3D printing has moved from the industrial workbench and home hobbyist to the world of large-scale building construction. No longer are we to be impressed ... Continue Reading →

Google Project Sunroof Coverage Expands to All 50 States

March 17, 2017 – Back in 2015, I wrote about the launch of a Google initiative to assess the solar capacity of the roofs across the United States. At the time Project Sunroof ... Continue Reading →

The Driverless Car Revolution is Getting Closer and It Means Big Changes

January 4, 2017 – Thomas Frey is a futurist and in his latest musing about autonomous vehicles he describes them as “the most disruptive technology in all history.” ... Continue Reading →

MIT Study Concludes 3,000 Autonomous Cabs is All That’s Needed for New York City

January 3, 2017 – The appeal of a world of fewer cars on city streets because of autonomous ride-sharing vehicles is reflected in the latest study by the Computer Science and ... Continue Reading →

What Technologies Will Hold the Disruptive Keys to 2017?

December 20, 2016 – It is always fun to look ahead to the New Year and do a little bit of crystal ball forecasting. Technological innovation continues to disrupt existing paradigms ... Continue Reading →

Portland, Oregon, Adopts Electric Vehicle First Strategy

December 19, 2016 – A 49-action item plan based on electric first principles has been unanimously adopted by the city council of Portland, Oregon. It covers all city fleet purchases, ... Continue Reading →

American Municipal Leaders Talk About Climate Change as the Octopus in the Room

December 15, 2016 – “We’re looking to a future where we’re going to be underwater,” states Coral Gables, Florida, Mayor Jim Cason. He and Dawn Zimmer, ... Continue Reading →