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How to explain scooters to your aunt this Thanksgiving

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 11/8/18 3:42 PM

We wanted you to be prepared for at least one thing this Thanksgiving, so when your family asks what's up with scooters this year, you've got the answers! 

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Topics: Mobility, Design, Bikes, Smart Cities

Shop til' you drop: Improving curb space could boost foot traffic for retailers

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 10/23/18 1:07 PM

                      Photo by Artyom Sklyarov on Unsplash

Urban development has been structuring itself around a new concept lately: mobility. Mobility isn't just about how easy it is to get out of your neighborhood, but also about what's in your neighborhood. Can you walk out of your home and walk to a grocery store, a shop, or a bar? 

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Topics: Mobility, Design, Bikes, Retail, Commercial, Real Estate, Smart Cities

New season, same scooters

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 10/9/18 11:30 AM

The change of seasons is bringing more than just new weather, but also new mobility. Some companies have begun to capitalize on their general approval, forcing America to think about what mobility really means.

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Topics: Mobility, Bikes, Design, Smart Cities

How apartments are going green

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 9/27/18 10:19 AM

For a multitude of reasons, we all need to start being a little nicer to our home. We're talking about the home we all share — Earth! We've got some tips for how you can help keep cleaner from the comfort of your very home.

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Topics: Mobility, Design, Multifamily, Smart Cities, Real Estate

LA is looking to a zero-emissions future: Could other cities do the same?

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 9/25/18 9:57 AM

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LA has recently committed to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 — one of the most aggressive plans we've seen when it comes to environmental efforts. Getting serious about tackling pollution has been one of California's top priorities for years, but can these new goals finally bring about a greener tomorrow?

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Topics: Mobility, Design, Smart Cities, TDM

Bike lanes: Not one size fits all

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 9/20/18 11:33 AM

                      Photo by Julia Stepper on Unsplash

Bike lanes change constantly around the world; size, coloring, dividers... there are more things that go into their design than most people think. Demand fluctuates from one town to the next, affecting what's being demanded and what makes sense for different areas. 

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Topics: Mobility, Bikes, Design, Smart Cities

Is the public sitting in the passenger seat of the autonomous vehicle race?

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 9/19/18 1:27 PM

                      Photo by Google

It's easy to get wrapped up in potential advancements our tech world is accomplishing — cloud-based AI services, reading genetic code to foresee any detrimental health issues, and zero-carbon natural gas to name a few. What's most important about our developing technology is what it means for society: Is it a positive impact? 

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Topics: Mobility, Smart Cities, Design