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Answering the Infrastructure Finance FAQs

Making sense of the many infrastructure financing ideas currently being discussed can be confusing. Many distinct funding and financing options are …

Infrastructure financing: Is there an alternative model of financing?

Infrastructure is perhaps the most fundamental feature required for the working of an economy. Roads, bridges, laws and regulations, development of …

When Companies Lead on Infrastructure, Taxpayers Often Bear the Costs

Faster, better, cheaper.<p>As President Trump prepares to deliver a speech on Wednesday about infrastructure, his administration is promoting the benefits of having local governments work with private corporations to build, repair and manage the nation’s ailing roads, bridges and …

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If your home wifi router is on this list, it might be vulnerable to CIA hacking tools

For the past four months, WikiLeaks has been slowly publishing a series of documents that describe a plethora of hacking tools, which the anti-secrecy organization says belong to the US Central Intelligence Agency. The latest release, published June 15, is a batch of documents describing tools that …

Trump’s infrastructure plans are empty promises not backed by money

It has been declared “infrastructure week” by the Trump administration. On the face of it, that should be excellent news. The U.S. economy would …

Scam alert: Trump's $1tn 'infrastructure plan' is a giveaway to the rich | Robert Reich

America’s infrastructure is in dire need of investment. But nothing Trump is proposing will do anything to help<p>At a roundtable discussion with state transportation officials on Friday, Donald Trump said America’s ageing roads, bridges, railways, and water systems were being “scoffed at and laughed” …

L.A.'s crisis: High rents, low pay, homelessness rising and $2,000 doesn't buy much

I was walking the dog last week in a South Pasadena park when I glanced at a man and woman having breakfast at a picnic table.<p>I'd seen them before; this time I said hello.<p>Margaret and her son Chris told me they live in their car.<p>"We're lucky," said Margaret, who asked that I not use her last name. …

Trump to push for overhauling roads, bridges, air traffic

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is launching a major push for a $1 trillion overhaul of the nation's roads and bridges, a key item on his …

Why did L.A. County create another utility?

As Los Angeles County moves to set up its own utility, customers will have a chance to break with longtime power provider Southern California Edison beginning in mid-2018.<p>The Board of Supervisors’ unanimous vote Tuesday to create the public energy program requires customers to decide whether to …

Private money and the public good: Promoting investment in American infrastructure

Karl Kuchel of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners believes the United States could become a much bigger market.<p><b>Karl Kuchel is chief executive officer</b> …

Autonomous driving is here, and it’s going to change everything

Welcome to the hands-free world.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published on</i> <i>Medium</i><i>.</i><p><i>A couple weeks ago, I spoke to a working group of economists and climate change experts in Norway about what’s happening right now in autonomous driving — how fast it’s likely to go mainstream, the effects it</i> …

AT&T and GE are planning to deploy smart streetlights

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Two of the most prominent issues that smart city solutions can help solve are traffic flow and public safety, and AT&T and GE are aiming to tackle both with a new partnership focused …

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The U.S. Is Getting a Really Bad Deal on Infrastructure

“New York is about building the tallest building and then coming back and building a taller building,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo intoned in late December at …

Trump and Trudeau are gunning to massively privatize infrastructure – and it’s going to cost you

As with most of Donald Trump’s policy ideas, details are still sparse on his plan for rebuilding America’s crumbling infrastructure. But two main …

In a President Trump, ATC Privatization Backers May Have Found Their Man

Elaine Chao, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Transportation, was noncommittal when asked about her position on ATC …

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Thailand pushes public-private partnerships to build smart cities

Faced with daunting costs for urban technology upgrades, the government of Thailand is actively fostering private smart city partnerships.<p>Singapore’s e27 News examined Thailand’s recent prioritization of private smart city partnerships.<p>Under a government plan to accelerate smart cities around the …

Perfecting public transportation: 10 U.S. cities with progressive plans

Moving forward on moving their citizens, from expanded light rail to better bike share systems<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Property Lines</i><i>, a column by Curbed senior reporter Patrick Sisson that spotlights real estate trends and hot housing markets across the country. Comments, tips, and suggestions on where</i> …

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I read more than 100 books a year — here's how you can, too

We all hear about about how Bill Gates and Ben Carson would stay home and read books relentlessly.<p>Reading may not be an easy habit to develop, but it's one that can help you expand your business.<p>When I first started reading at the age of 21, I would read very slowly and I wasn't getting the most …

리더가 알아야 할 사람 쓰는 법 5가지

현대 사회에서 조직을 이끄는 리더는 늘 정신이 없고 힘들다. 이번 달도 목표는 맞춰야 하는데 내가 맡은 조직은 맘대로 움직이지 않고 내 밑에는 인재가 부족한 것 같아 일이 잘 될지 불안하다. 어려울 때일수록 고전에서 힌트를 얻어 보자. 삼국지의 유비는 무일푼에 …

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Using the Balanced Scorecard as a Strategic Management System

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> In 1992, Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton’s concept of the balanced scorecard revolutionized conventional thinking about performance metrics. By going beyond traditional measures of financial performance, the concept has given a generation of managers a better understanding of …

The two big pitfalls of strategic planning

If you’re a taxi company, how do you adapt to Uber-world? I don’t know the answer off the top of my head, and I’m glad I’m not facing that particular …

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Steve Jobs Knew How to Run a Meeting: Here's How He Did It

At 31 years of age, Steve Jobs left Apple and started NeXT. Here's an inside look at a company meeting, and what you can learn from it.<p>Brilliant. Passionate. Overbearing. Impatient.<p>Steve Jobs's management style has been described in many ways, both positive and negative. Love him or hate him, …

Rem Koolhaas: “There’s Been Very Little Rethinking Of What Cities Can Be”

The Pritzker Prize-winning architect dishes on cities, what architecture and film have in common, and the idiocy of design competitions.<p><b>Gary Hustwit: Why is the design of so many cities so bad?</b> <b><br>Rem Koolhaas:</b> Very few cities these days are really designed, and that may be partly the problem, the …

Suburbs of Survival, and the Democracy of Placemaking

Those of us who style ourselves as "urbanists" -- myself included, much of the time - tend to get a bit snobbish and condescending about, you know, ordinary people: folks who live in suburbs, drive cars out of some combination of necessity and choice, and haven't the slightest interest in what the …