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Discussions Discussion Lateral Thinking Examples
Tony Trevari, Dec. 13, 2011

Michelin announces winners of its College for Creative Studies design competition:

Michelin and Detroit’s College for Creative Studies revealed the submissions to the 23rd annual CCS Michelin Design Competition, a celebration of student automotive design, crazy transportation ideas, and perhaps the future of urban transportation.


This year, the challenge pit four teams – each comprised of four students — against each other in a theme called City 2046: Art, Life, and Ingenuity. The project: take a style of city, then create a slate of vehicles that cope with that city’s unique challenges, and design it all for the year 2046… interesting to see students being challenged to think creatively to solve real world problems.

Tony Trevari

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Discussions Discussion Let’s go environmentally responsible
Jessie Rhodes, Dec. 8, 2011

In Paris this week. Very impressed with the new eco-friendly light rail tram system that they’ve recently built. It services the southern part of the city superbly. Very impressive!

Jessie Rhodes
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  • srini n srini n Dec. 9, 2011
    way to go! Make trams fashionable and efficient!
  • Nina Dumas Nina Dumas Dec. 9, 2011
    I live not far from this point!!!! :)

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Discussions Discussion Urban Transportation, Land Use, and the Envir…
Billy Sumner, Nov. 4, 2011

Still on board the Los Angeles bullet train - California is expected to add 17 million people by 2040. The state has little choice but to build transportation infrastructure to meet the growing demand; the only question is whether it should invest in freeways and airports, thus increasing our reliance on vehicles powered by fossil fuels and subject to traffic gridlock, or in clean, speedy trains on dedicated tracks that don’t get jammed.


Moreover, unlike freeways that require continual government expenditures to maintain, the train would be self-sustaining. Under even the most conservative assumptions considered in the business plan, the line is expected to turn a profit. But there are many many barriers that stand in front of this project.

Billy Sumner

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