Posts in Urbanism
Cities Launch Open Mobility Foundation

CityLab reporter Laura Bliss offers a deep dive into the question of urban right-of-way management for new mobility, with input from Noah Siegel. Los Angeles and Portland are among the ten founding member cities in the newly created Open Mobility Foundation, which is intended to build on the Mobility Data Specification as a method for monitoring and regulating the use of public streets and sidewalks. The establishment of a “digital twin” real-time data model for urban mobility is specifically debated in this piece.

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Infrastructure, UrbanismNoah Siegel
Podcast: New Thinking on Economic Development Investments

There is a significant body of literature that establishes the link between infrastructure investment and economic growth. It is less clear how do this intentionally and communicate to the public what return-on-investment they may anticipate from new infrastructure. In reality, the professional paths of infrastructure planners and economic developers rarely intersect. Noah Siegel discusses his work with Portland’s Metro Regional Government and the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program to develop a new tool—the Economic Value Atlas—to change the way we think about infrastructure in our local economies.

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