This is a great TED talk by Edward Glaeser about why it is time to embrace our cities. If you can’t see it below, click here. The talk was filmed in 2012 – right around the time that Triumph of the City was released –… Read More
All posts tagged “transportation costs”
What’s next for Walmart?
Today I was surprised to learn from Charlie Gardner’s blog that groceries now represent 56% of Walmart’s sales. This is a huge number that I frankly wouldn’t have expected. Groceries have relatively low online penetration, which makes them great for brick-and-mortar retailers. I’ve written about… Read More
How Uber is driving down the cost of transportation
A few days ago, Bill Gurley – who is an investor in Uber – wrote a really fascinating blog post called, Uber’s New BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal): UberPool. Bill doesn’t update his blog very often, but when he does it’s incredible stuff. I’ve touched… Read More
Comparing taxis to ride sharing services
This morning I woke up to a post from venture capitalist Fred Wilson talking about the cost of loyalty when it comes to local transportation markets. More simply, it was a cost comparison between regular city taxis and ride sharing services such as a UberX, Lyft,… Read More
Are the suburbs really cheaper?
Smart Growth America released a report this month called Measuring Sprawl 2014. It’s an update to a report they did back in 2002 and it’s worth a read if you’re into urban planning. You can download it here. The report looks at 221 metro areas… Read More
How much space do you need?
Urban Capital has just unveiled its new Smart House condo project here in Toronto. With units starting at 289 square feet, the project is all about ultra-compact and ultra-smart living. While micro-apartments are trending right now, they’re not a new idea. Architects have been fascinated by modular,… Read More