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DECEMBER 2017

A hitch-hiker’s guide to the new Silk Road

The Silk Road. The name itself is compelling, evoking long-distance trade in a luxury good and a patchwork world of different languages and religions and the extraordinary hybrids they created....

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SEPTEMBER 2017

Navigating the capacity conundrum with a mix of...

A bypass road is a complex archeological and social fact.

Most of them embody the principle that the shortest way between two points, in time, is no longer the shortest distance in space....

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JUNE 2017

Street smarts for smart cities

The networks of the future will thrive or collapse like ecosystems

Now that we have smartphones we want everything to be smart.

Yet while top-down master planning has

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NOVEMBER 2016

The coming Trump boom: sustainable infrastructure...

The idea that we are in a golden age for infrastructure investment is enjoying very wide circulation today.   The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president has galvanized excitement. Mr....

MARCH 2016

Learning from London

The U.K. established an Airports Commission to review the cases for expanding airport capacity in London. In the summer of 2015 the Commission issued a Final Report recommending a third runway at...