Thinking Highways Articles
“We want to democratise public space…”

Jilmar Tatto, Municipal Secretary for Transport of São Paulo, Brazil, talks to Thinking Cities’ Daniela Stoycheva about his and his city’s needs to make the best possible use of the...

Mission Accomplished

Before stepping down from his position as Transportation Commissioner, Gabe Klein (pictured) transformed the City of Chicago into a “customer-focused agency that is a national leader in technology, multi-modal innovation...

Smart Cities and the Technology of Walking

For more than a century, automobiles have been the preferred method of transportation in the U.S., providing an efficient means for getting us from place to place. In response to the expansive,...

The smartest show on Earth

Kevin Borras caught up with the human whirlwind that is Joyce de Winter, product manager of Intertraffic Amsterdam 2014, to ask what visitors can expect in the way of innovation....

The smart city: what lies behind the slogan?

The term 'smart city' has gained a lot of traction over recent months, with endless streams of so-called industry experts preaching the benefits of going smart to just about anyone...

Laying the foundation of a smart city

The term “smart city,” like the term “smart grid,” is amorphous. It grows. It changes. It engulfs other ideas through a type of groupthink osmosis.  But, within our brains, that...

Do transportation apps compromise safety?

The first time I fired up Waze -- the hot new traffic navigation app that's generated lots of buzz and lots of money -- I immediately had two thoughts: This...

Bringing markets to meters

Finding a parking space is not a process that most people associate with pizzazz or innovation. Many things have evolved about the way that people drive over the history of...