The Biden Administration Could Be Good for Smart Cities

This week, during a National League of Cities conference, Joe Biden signaled that he would pursue a supportive relationship with urban leaders, telling officials “my administration will have your back.” Friday’s talk, part of the 2020 NLC City Summit, focused on a number of themes including innovation and equity, and also coincided with NLC’s release of several new reports on tech topics like urban micro-mobility…

“Transportation patterns are changing across the country,” reads the president-elect’s website. “New modes of car ownership, the explosive growth of ride-hailing and ride-sharing services, and the rapid adoption of electric scooters and bike-share programs are giving Americans new ways to move. But the biggest disruption lies ahead: self-driving cars. Citizens will benefit if cities can adapt to those new technologies.”