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Shipping Delays Causing Construction Slowdown

Materials procured overseas are taking longer to arrive in the United States, and the delays are causing a ripple effect in the construction industry.

April 7, 2020 - The New York Times

JR Shinkansen

What Is High-Speed Rail?

Beginning with Japan in the 1960s, more and more countries are embracing high-speed trains to streamline domestic travel. Operating at speeds often in excess of 160 mph, high-speed rail networks are now well-developed across Europe and, more recently, in China.

March 23, 2020 - Philip Rojc

Radio Tower

2019 Already a Big Year For 'Smart City' Evolution

While 2019 doesn’t scream smart city revolution, we are seeing signs of significant smart city evolution.

April 2, 2019 - Robert Fischer

Los Angeles River

Concrete’s Contribution to the Rise and Decline of Civilization

As the world becomes more encased in concrete, the detrimental effects of its widespread use are increasing in scale and severity.

March 17, 2019 - The Guardian

Shanghai

Friday Eye Candy: 195 Gigapixels of Urban Glory

An incredibly detailed bird's eye view of Shanghai.

January 25, 2019 - Dezeen

Ofo Bikes

Bikeshare Startup Ofo’s Future Is Looking Dim. What Went Wrong?

The Chinese company seemed to be dominating its corner of the shared mobility market—until its dramatic downfall.

January 2, 2019 - The Globe and Mail

Hurricane Sandy New York City Flooding

As Temperatures Increase, Maps Show Sea-Level Rise Will Devastate Cities

Data visualizations illustrate the catastrophic consequences of single-digit global temperature increases.

October 29, 2018 - The City Fix

CRRC train

Federal Policy Would Keep Chinese Railcars Out of the U.S.

Proposed restrictions on federal spending for transit railcars center on concerns about market competition and national security.

October 9, 2018 - Eno Center for Transportation

Security cameras on a building

How Surveillance in Cities is Evolving

Across the globe, smart cities are increasingly procuring and implementing information technology in order to improve the efficiency and sustainability of urban spaces. The former CTO of L.A. and the mayor of Beverly Hills weigh in on the subject.

April 13, 2018 - The Planning Report

Free Floating Bikeshare

BART Has Had Enough of Dockless Bikes

With piles of them strewn around stations, the transit agency is "cracking down" on bikeshare companies.

April 4, 2018 - San Jose Mercury News

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New Case Study Posted on HUD User

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