U.S. Transportation Now Belches Out More Carbon Than U.S. Electricity (Street Blog USA)

By Angie Schmitt Published, Aug 5, 2016 For the first time in almost four decades, the nation’s tailpipes now spew out more carbon emissions than the nation’s smokestacks. It’s an indication of how slowly the American transportation sector is rising to the challenge of preventing catastrophic climate change. Over the past 12 months, carbon emissions from cars and trucks have exceeded carbon emissions from electric power —…

Autonomous Vehicles: Hype and Potential (UrbanLand)

Published March 1st, 2017 by Peter Calthrope and Jerry Walters Every new transportation technology affects the geography of communities and the structure of people’s lives. Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are one such technology. Just as the freeway system or the streetcar network shaped past cities and lifestyles, AVs will remake the metropolis once again. The question…