https://www.gfmag.com/magazine/julyaugust-2020/ceo-nio-william-li Just a few months ago, Nio had only $152 million left on the balance sheet and was not expected to survive. Since then, the company has enjoyed a stunning reversal of fortune. Not only it has successfully raised capital, but its second-quarter deliveries nearly tripled from the year-earlier period, prompting its US-listed shares to… Continue reading Interview with Global Finance Magazine on Nio’s Growth Plans
Interview with SF Chronicle on Lime and the economic viability to institutionalizing charging and relocating scooters. https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/amp/Lime-to-juicers-The-gig-is-up-15111388.php
Data, Analytics Will Reshape Chicago Curbside Management https://www.govtech.com/analytics/data-analytics-will-reshape-chicago-curbside-management.html The City Tech project aims to take a broader view, by understanding the many demands on any given section of curb across a city. The idea, said Ponce is, “to help cities better understand the breadth and the detail of curbside use, to equip them to better… Continue reading Interview with Government Technology: Data, Analytics Will Reshape Chicago Curbside Management
Feature of some of my work in LEO Weekly: https://www.leoweekly.com/2020/02/new-albany-louisville-not-pushed-downtown-street-redesign/ Two-Way Streets Make Better Cities Who says two-way streets are better than one-way streets for cities? UofL urban and public affairs professor John “Hans” Gilderbloom and William Riggs of the University of San Francisco say they can be. They based their conclusion on a study… Continue reading Feature of My One-Way Street Conversion Work
Cities have been ecosystems to improve trade and connect humans since the earliest days of civilization. As they evolved, cities developed protocols to ensure their denizens would experience more dignified, livable conditions. Historically, they have grappled with labor fairness and conquered issues of disease and poverty — moving from the “Dickens economy” to one in which labor can organize and achieve benefits such as improved wages and health care.
Yet, over the past decade and especially with the rise of the gig economy, our collective position on the value of labor has changed — and we argue that this change has not been positive in all aspects. The question we should ponder as we move into a new decade is how we can strike a balance between profits and human dignity in the on-demand workforce….
Loved this recent interview on the first autonomous truck carrying butter across the country!
williamriggs: ““A household can bring in $120,000 to $140,000 in most places throughout the Bay Area, and still not be able to affording housing within a comfortable 30 percent of their monthly expenses,” Riggs explains” — SF Chronicle https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/What-does-it-mean-to-be-middle-class-in-the-Bay-13011118.php#photo-16234508