My eagerness to will bike and transit infrastructure into existence have translated into being a busy civic volunteer. So far the Truckee mayor and town council have graciously encouraged my ideas, to the point where I’m licensing modeling software and writing white papers on the weekends.
I just published my first academic/literary “think” piece in four years. At the invitation of the Boston Review, I reviewed two upcoming books about civic data and the appealing trap of “smart” cities.
TransportationCamp organized an unconference day during CalACT’s (California Association for Coordinated Transportation) Fall Conference in Sonoma County. This was an exciting departure from TranspoCamp’s usual urban habitat, and revealed an off distinction around innovation.