Thinking Highways Articles
Active Benefits

Transportation of people and goods, unfortunately, comes along with a lot of negative side effects. But hold on – the social and environmental impact of transport is not always adverse....

Moving pictures

Traffic information: live! Romania adopts a real-time smart city solution, as Sonja Koesling highlights. While it is on the DN2A between Hârşova and Crucea the traffic usually flows but cars...

Green and clean

The sustainable city is a key part of tomorrow’s world – and if municipalities and companies join forces, the vision of the “green city” can become reality sooner rather than...

Sustainability on the horizon

[caption id="attachment_1850" align="alignright" width="150"] Ramon Victor Cesar, CEO of BHTRANS[/caption] BHTRANS is the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte’s transit agency, responsible for planning, management and supervision of the city’s transport...

Smart solutions, increased happiness

Vilnius is a hub for political, economic, social and environmental change in Lithuania – and Eastern Europe as a whole – and remains one of the fastest-growing cities in the...

Freedom to move

Sylvain Haon talks to Rina Cutler, Philadelphia’s Deputy Mayor for Transportation, Energy and Utilities about the how the City of Brotherly Love is transforming itself into a smart city, step...

Green and pleasant land

Marcia Pincus looks back fondly at five years of the ITS JPO’s AERIS program: Applications for the Environment: Real-Time Information Synthesis. As a point in history, 2009 might stand out...

A blueprint for bankruptcy

In the June/July issue Randy Salzman explained how the “privates” in the much-touted “public private partnerships” make billions by seeming to lose millions in American transportation projects. In the second...

Battle ready: Are our cities prepared for extreme weather?

Sustainability consultancy Ricardo-AEA hosted a webinar in July entitled ‘Prepare your city for extreme weather events’ in partnership with climate change management specialists Transition Pathways and international cities network ICLEI...

European Electronic Goal Service

Mike Hayward assesses the state of play with the political football that is the EETS project. Is it game on? The EETS (European Electronic Toll Service) has long been anticipated...

Tomorrow’s transport today

Drone delivery, ships without crews, personal helicopters, driverless cars – automated transport in the Thinking City is no longer just sci-fi as Scott Sowers and Michelle Bach report Martin Brown...

Access all areas

MyCity, Smart City, Future City and why we need another name. David Hytch introduces the concept of the Smart Conurbation It is without doubt one of the marketing wonders of...