Talking Headways Podcast: The Smartest Station

This week on Talking Headways I’m joined by George Karayannis, vice president of CityNow, an arm of Panasonic in the “smart cities” business. In thinking about the future of cities, George says its essential to go deeper than shiny technology. By way of example, he walks through what CityNow is setting up at Pena Station Next, a development along Denver RTD’s A Line commuter rail that incorporates concepts such as district energy, smarter streetlights, and intelligent power management in buildings.

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Talking Headways Podcast: The Potential of a Fiberoptic Future

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This week, we’re joined by Susan Crawford, the John A. Reilly Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard School of Law. Crawford talks about her new book Fiber, which focuses on how cities in the United States are trying to build communications networks with this seemingly limitless technology, yet still get pushback from regulators and incumbent companies […]

High Stakes for Cities as Feds Start Regulating Self-Driving Cars

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Last week as part of his State of the Union Address, President Obama announced a $4 billion investment over the next 10 years to test autonomous vehicles and get them ready for the market. Two days later at the Detroit Auto Show, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that federal regulators would begin to develop coherent safety regulations for […]