When we allow ourselves to think about our ideal versions of where we live or our most favored approaches to planning mainly in terms of "**I** want **them** to make this city more livable,” we can actually fragment the process itself [...} As individuals, we observe our cities and their systems and make choices about our level of involvement in bringing the change we want to see.
When it comes public opinion regarding toll roads -- private or public -- cynical rejection often precedes thoughtful consideration of the facts. What is your opinion of this video, produced by reason.tv and hosted by Drew Carey? Do you think it is successful in presenting its pro-privatization, pro-toll point of view?
The market described by the term Intelligent Transportation Systems is no longer limited to laying cable, signal timing, traffic cameras, and variable message signs. Today, the ITS label seems to be covering a lot more ground.
Upon first recognizing the gravity of the STEM shortage and what it means to the civil engineering industry, I wondered why other countries produce so many students interested in studying engineering in the U.S. After an informal survey and some anecdotal discussions, I concluded that the supply issue has a lot to do with demand. Young people in the U.S. want to run after what we have taught them to value: the glamour of obscene internet riches, Wall Street largess, professional sports paychecks, and the superstardom of Hollywood and reality-TV.