Elon Musk

A mobile phone with a crying emoji face and the word "doomscrolling" is on a table between a tissue and a glass of wine.

Twitter for Planners in 2022

Twitter is changing, not in the way Elon Musk wants it to, but it’s still perhaps the most useful social media platform for planners looking for education and engagement.

June 9, 2022 - James Brasuell

The Boring Company

Two Underwhelming Elon Musk Projects on Display at CES

Demonstrations at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas highlight the failures of Tesla's autonomous vehicles and the Boring Company's tunnels.

January 10, 2022 - Curbed

Tesla

Deadly Texas Tesla Crash Might Have Had No Driver at the Wheel

Another fatal crash prompts questions about Elon Musk's autopilot claims.

April 29, 2021 - Wired

Outdoor Recreation

Friday Funny: The Onion Skewers Elon Musk (Again)

Elon Musk, a favorite target of satirists and urbanists alike, is once again the subject of The Onion's withering pen.

April 23, 2021 - The Onion

The Boring Company

Two Boring Co. Projects Appear to Bite the Dust

References to the Dugout Loop, in Los Angeles, and the Baltimore-to-Washington Loop have been removed from the Boring Company's website.

April 19, 2021 - Bloomberg via The Press Enterprise

The Boring Company

Tesla's Driving Slowly in a Brightly Lit Tunnel: The Boring Co.'s Las Vegas Debut

The first big operations test for the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop is coming during a conference planned for June, but the lights have been turned on and cameras are rolling.

April 12, 2021 - Gizmodo

Ocean Drive Open Streets

Miami Mayor Wants Federal Funding for Boring Company Tunnel

Mayor Francis Suarez thinks the tunnel could alleviate congestion, but critics argue the city's rising water table makes tunneling too expensive and impractical.

March 28, 2021 - Bloomberg Quint

Electric Car

Electric Cars Won't Solve Climate Change

Electric cars might look great in your driveway, but they're a symbol of a systemic problem: an ineffective, car-based approach to addressing transportation's climate impacts.

March 9, 2021 - ConorBronsdon

Mars Rover

Mars Perseverance Rover and the Future Colonization of Mars

The 2020s is the decade of Mars. Last week NASA's Perseverance rover became the sixth American robot to land on the red planet, and the third visitor this month. Where are we going with Mars, who will get us there, and what is the ultimate goal?

March 2, 2021 - Pete Sullivan

Port of Miami

Elon Musk Wants to Dig Tunnels in America's 'Sinkhole Capital'

Musk claims the tunnels could ease traffic and "be an example to the world," but experts caution that underground work in Miami is expensive and unpredictable.

January 26, 2021 - Curbed

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HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

International Real Estate Strategies and Deal Negotiation

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

Affordable Housing: Principles for Changing Domestic and Global Markets

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

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