Back to the Future; or, Once Again, Parking Leads Development

Over the past week, it has become increasingly apparent that Oakland’s response to the US Dept. of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge grant for $50 million will not only respond to a set of transportation problems with a suite of smart technology solutions, but also and perhaps more importantly it will respond to a significant institutional or business model challenge by putting forward an organizational innovation that builds directly on policies and practices that have been decades in the making.

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