Future Cities

More than half the world's population already lives in urban centers, and in two decades that number will be more than 60 percent. By 2039, our world will be home to at least 43 megacities—urban areas with more than 10 million inhabitants. How will the cities of the future deal with such an influx of people?

Washington State bans gas cars by 2030 – the earliest in the US

Washington State legislature has passed “Clean Cars 2030,” a bill setting a goal to require all light-duty vehicles of model year 2030 or later to be electric. The bill passed as part of a larger package directing utilities to prepare the state for all-electric transportation.

Bjarke Ingels gives shape to the Virgin Hyperloop

The Virgin Hyperloop – a proposed mode of passenger and freight transportation – is gaining currency, aided by design ideas from BIG. ‘It’s about the destination,’ says Bjarke Ingels.

Mobility investments in the next normal

A new survey looks at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on consumer sentiment, which could influence future mobility investments.

The City Where Cars Are Not Welcome

As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.

3 takeaways from Uber's UK Court defeat, which shows the dangers of tech getting creative with regulation

Uber's drivers are workers who are entitled to more rights, the UK's top court ruled on Friday.

Bill Would Finally Give Bikeshare Transit Dollars

The bill would make all forms of shared micromobility eligible for funding through the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, with scooter-share specifically named as a potential recipient.

Electric Cars Are Coming, and Fast. Is the Nation’s Grid Up to It?

GM’s decision this week to phase out gasoline vehicles is the latest in a major shift that will mean drastic new demands on electric utilities. Here are four things that will need to happen.

In South Bend, Pete Buttigieg challenged a decades-old assumption that streets are for cars above all else

“Downtown was a ghost town. You wouldn’t go there after dark,” said Matz, who went on to volunteer for Buttigieg’s presidential campaign. “The results speak for themselves. It’s more than just the number of businesses, it’s the feeling of it not being dead anymore.”

Ford reveals plans for Michigan Central, a 30-acre “mobility innovation district” in Detroit’s Corktown

Ford is building a neighborhood-anchoring 30-acre redevelopment in Detroit that will give way to an “inclusive, vibrant, and walkable mobility innovation district” centered around the restored Michigan Central Station.