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Cities leading the autonomous vehicle (AV) revolution


According to Bloomberg, the cities listed below (Piloting Cities) are hosting autonomous vehicle tests or have committed to doing so in the near future. For more information on what’s taking place in each of these cities, go to the Global Atlas … Continue reading

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Review of “Inventing Los Alamos” – Atomic utopia and urban paradox


I just had the pleasure of reading a most interesting book entitled, Inventing Los Alamos: The Growth of an Atomic Community by Jon Hunner.  Part historical account, part urban planning study, Inventing Los Alamos is a worthwhile read for anyone … Continue reading

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America’s primary high-tech nodes


Provided below are two lists compiled from 2011 data and published in a December 2012 report by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. The first lists those cities or portions of metropolitan areas that have the highest percentage of their … Continue reading

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Innovation clusters of Canada


Based on 2006-2010 data, here is a list of those innovation clusters in Canada which received the most patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office during the most recent five-year time frame. Toronto-Oshawa, ON – 5,839 Ottawa-Gatineau, ON-QC – … Continue reading

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