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The Glory Days of Transportation

Will the sharing economy keep an older America on the move?

The nation’s largest gathering of transportation thinkers, the National Academies’ Transportation Research Board, was just held in Washington, DC. A nascent topic, that was discussed more in the hallways, than in symposium rooms was the impact of the sharing economy. After nearly three decades of attendance I have observed that innovation in transportation, or any […]

Disruptive Demographics

Joe Coughlin, director of MIT AgeLab, discusses the future of healthcare and aging.

Humorist and social commentator Andy Rooney once said: “… the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.” Today, it’s not just individuals who hear the ticking of the biological clock. It’s entire nations. In ways unseen in history, the graying of humanity is […]