Urban

Anticipating the impact of enhanced technology-enabled interdependence on the future life of our cities (Free Download)

Last year I wrote a piece that was included in 2050: Designing Our Tomorrow, an issue of Architectural Design edited by Chris Luebkeman, Director for Global Foresight and Innovation at Arup. 2050: Designing Our Tomorrow, gathers together a group of thinkers who, through their writing, explore the ways in which architecture and design is currently engaging with the drivers [...]

2016-12-08T20:56:00+00:00June 9th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

Black Cabs: Solving the Challenge of Leaving Unprotected Incumbents by the Wayside

The London rain has followed me back to Napa, and so have my thoughts on London and the black cabs. The popularity of Uber has an inverse relationship to that of the black cab, and the iconic taxis are losing ground. Do they face extinction? Last week I asked to hear from the fans of [...]

London’s Black Cabs: Gems or Relics?

What would be a more warm and welcome sight to a city tourist – another geo-clueless ‘ride-sharing’ driver or a native, highly trained black cab? Quite possibly, the realization that it’s got Uber. As an on-demand transportation service, Uber is more than just a household name: it’s the very definition of a glocal enterprise, with [...]