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Archive for the ‘Smart Growth’ Category

Where Will the Future of Mobility Take Us?

Friday, January 15th, 2016
Where Will the Future of Mobility Take Us?

Autonomous vehicles and ridesharing will affect almost everyone. It’s time to start asking the tough questions about the future of mobility…Explore how transportation technology and social trends are creating a new business ecosystem.

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Los Angeles, CA: Bike Coop Brings Mobility to Leimert Park

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
Los Angeles, CA: Bike Coop Brings Mobility to Leimert Park

“We’ve been conditioned to think that the road and the city belong to cars. We need to turn it around so it belongs to people. Everybody should have access to the city.” – Ade Neff

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ACEC’s ENGINEERING INC. — Smart Roads Ahead: A New Era in Transportation Connectivity

Monday, December 21st, 2015
Engineering Inc. - November/ December 2015

AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES
The automobile is undergoing a radical transformation. Advancements in technology, along with growing pressure to reduce congestion, trim carbon emissions and improve safety, are fueling the concept of connected cars and smart transportation systems.
How these technological advances will impact America’s roadways is a new challenge facing engineering firms. There’s growing demand to develop smart infrastructure systems that do things such as alter traffic flow dynamically. Motorists are using apps, such as Google Maps and Apple Maps, to bypass congestion and incidents, but far more advanced vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) systems lie ahead.

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Transportation: The Path to Florida’s Future

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
Transportation: The Path to Florida’s Future

The Florida Chamber of Commerce knows that it’s time for Florida to start investing in the future by investing in transportation infrastructure.

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(Re)Building Downtown: A Guidebook for Revitalization

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015
Figure 1: Spectrum of public participation

SMART GROWTH AMERICA
This movement presents an economic opportunity for communities. Creating a vibrant, walkable neighborhood can help attract and retain talented people and the companies that want to hire them. It can expand economic opportunity within your community, and create a culture of engagement. It can help your region grow without compromising open land or working farms. It can also make your town or city stand out within your region as a destination to shop, dine, visit, move to, or invest. It’s a chance to celebrate your community’s diverse history, create new opportunities for long-time neighborhood residents, and to achieve the triple-bottom line of a more equitable community, stronger economy, and protected environment.

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World Green Building Trends: Developing Markets Accelerate Global Green Growth

Friday, December 4th, 2015
Percentage of Respondents Who Are Doing/Expect to Do More Than 60% Green Projects by Country

DODGE DATA & ANALYTICS
The World Green Building Trends 2016 study focuses on the growth of green globally with a total of over 1,000 survey participants from 69 countries. Where the previous studies conducted in 2008 and 2012 relied primarily on responses from GBC members, this new study features a higher proportion of design and construction practitioners, like architects and contractors, who are not GBC members, demonstrating the exciting expansion of green around the world.

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Smart Energy + Transportation Infrastructure

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
Smart Energy + Transportation Infrastructure

Roads help people access education, healthcare and jobs. Electricity generation is vital to fueling our societies. Yet both often impact natural ecosystems and the services they provide. In this video, we take a look at how these two can coexist and how economic analysis plays a big part in identifying the factors needed to make smart decisions.

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Walk Lobby TV: Why Transportation Professionals Need Intervention

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
Walk Lobby TV: Why Transportation Professionals Need Intervention

When a friend has a pattern of behavior that brings harm to other people, what do you do? Intervene…American society is quick to talk about treatment for self-destructive behaviors that lead to dangerous situations for others. But what about transportation professionals?

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Decreasing Driving Miles in Massachusetts To Save Lives, Money, Injuries, and the Environment

Monday, November 30th, 2015
Figure ES-1: Annual Economic Savings, 2015-2030

MASSPIRG EDUCATION FUND
TRANSPORTATION FOR MASSACHUSETTS
The benefits of reduced driving are sometimes difficult to see, but hugely important. Many dramatic gains remain unrecognized because they are indirect, gradual, or result from avoided collisions and health problems that people don’t expect will happen to them in the first place. In our daily lives, it is difficult to assess the value of reduced costs that would have been borne by others or consequences that didn’t occur.

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Arizona DOT: U.S. Bike Route 90

Monday, November 30th, 2015
Arizona DOT: U.S. Bike Route 90

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) approved the application submitted by the Arizona Department of Transportation to establish U.S. Bicycle Route 90, a continuous route through Arizona that connects to New Mexico and California.

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