NPC21: The Rapid Evolution of Virtual Conferencing

Nat is attending the National Planning Conference “in” Boston this week, and reflecting on growth in the planning field alongside leaps and bounds in progress made in virtual conferencing.

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Webinar: Tech To Reduce Guesswork for Safer Streets

Traffic technology has improved by leaps and bounds in recent decades. While the ultimate solutions to ending traffic violence must come with better street designs and a reduced reliance on single-occupant automobiles, there are some interesting developments in technology that are allowing better modeling to understand driver behavior, intersection safety, and more. We learned about it from a webinar co-hosted by Canadian tech company Miovision.

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Tech Launched A Big Push To Fix Cities. What Happened?

Sidewalk Labs (Google), AirBnB, and Y Combinator all launched ambitious initiatives to build the technologically advanced, equitable, sustainable cities of tomorrow. What happened?

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Mispricing the Chevrolet Bolt, And Other Strange Corporate Decisions

The Chevrolet Bolt originally sold poorly. It’s now selling well, but at an average of a 30% discount off its full MSRP. Maybe that suggests it wasn’t priced right to begin with.

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Driven: The Race To Create the Autonomous Car, by Alex Davies

Weekend Read. This book, Driven: The Race To Create the Autonomous Car, is worth reading for anyone who is interested

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Did Cities Ever Need Tech, Anyway? Seattle vs. the Post-COVID Economy

Long a sleepy seaport town, Seattle was enjoying a fraught, decade-long flirtation with explosive growth– and inequality. Will COVID bust up the party forevermore?

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