Posted at May 12, 2014, by Raleigh Addington, Comments Off on Talking innovation with Richard Watson over lunch
Had a fun lunch with futurist Richard Watson in W2 earlier this week. Whilst discussing possible trends in business, politics and economics over spaghetti, he said he’d send over a chart he put together as a bit of fun on likely innovations we’ll see by 2050. The link’s just landed in my inbox – have a look!
Posted at May 1, 2014, by Raleigh Addington, Comments Off on Gabe Klein: game-changing pioneer in urban design and transportation
Great chatting to Gabe Klein, who ran the city of Chicago’s Department of Transportation (CDOT) from 2011-2013. While at CDOT, Gabe and his management team transformed the agency into a national model for innovation in transportation and tech. From publishing six groundbreaking plans for Chicago, to not just talking about Complete Streets, but putting it into practice, baking sustainability and livability into every project that CDOT undertakes. The soon to be largest bikeshare program in the United States, Divvy, has already revolutionized how Chicagoans navigate their neighborhoods.
Gabe has a well-deserved reputation for getting stuff done, and he is much in demand for his insights on how cities need to innovate, and develop their services for the 21st century.