Source: https://www.usds.gov In 2013, healthcare.gov crashed during a major policy change in the US. The website was originally designed for Americans to buy health insurance online with government subsidies, but glitches in the system left millions of citizens frustrated. The federal government called on executives and engineers from Silicon Valley to rescue the platform. … [Read more...] about The Quest for Digital Government and the Implications for the Infrastructure & Transportation Sectors
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
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
Climate change and drug trafficking [are] the two main threats to stability and global security Danilo Medina, president of Republica Dominicana. During his speech at the 73rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), President Danilo Medina described climate change and drug trafficking as the two main threats to stability and global security. In both … [Read more...] about This is how the transport sector is being affected by climate change