Building Failure: In Search of Sustainable Cities

“The destructive effects of automobiles are much less a cause than a symptom of our incompetence at city building”. Jane Jacobs. In most major cities on the planet, the downtown core is the most intensive consumer of capital investments compared to any other part of the city. The typical downtown is often home to commercial…

Fast Cars, Big Screens and a Mean Curve Ball

A few years ago, I was flipping channels between a ball game and News Hour on PBS. Between fastballs and curve balls, I caught parts of an interview with the CEO of Hyundai or Samsung, can’t recall exactly and don’t quite remember his name either. But he was asked “how long into the future his…