The IDB’s 2020 flagship book, From Structures to Services, seeks to motivate us to think on today’s basic infrastructure services; and on how technological disruption will change the way these services will be delivered in the future. Latin America and the Caribbean has pending challenges in relation to infrastructure services. In the transportation sector, the region is home … [Read more...] about Smart bus management system. How Korea is doing it
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the pace of the on-demand economy. Consumers are increasingly making small orders each day, while expecting immediate or next day deliveries, increasing the number of vehicles in urban areas with severe impact on cities’ quality of life. Freight transport makes up about 25 percent of traffic in cities but takes up 40 percent of road space … [Read more...] about Urban Logistics as a Service (ULaaS): the Next Frontier of Last Mile Logistics
Accelerating Sustainability and Connectivity in Cities The COVID-19 pandemic brought much of the world to a screeching halt earlier this year. Many once-bustling cities around the world saw the number of cars on their streets dwindle and a dramatic decline in C02 emissions. By June 2020, global carbon emissions were projected to decline 8% in 2020, falling to levels not seen … [Read more...] about Digital Payments for Urban Mobility
Fragilities that the COVID-19 highlighted in the regional and global supply chains can be a catalyst for change. COVID-19 brought to a new level the discussion about global supply chains. The pandemic has triggered debates at different levels of society and governments about how firms source, manufacture and distribute their products and how they manage their risk and social … [Read more...] about Do Governments have a role to play in Supply Chains?
I spent part of my fall semester at the Harvard Kennedy School working in a project called: Policy Development Field Lab: Autonomous Vehicles, with Professor Mark Fagan. During this field lab, we worked with the City of Boston, more specifically with the Department of New Urban Mechanics, to design potential scenarios for regulating Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) in its various … [Read more...] about Autonomous Vehicles and Disruptive Technologies from Boston to Santiago. The frontiers of Policymaking