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How smart does a “Smart City” make us?

Thanks to the marvels of technology, we’ve managed to give life to inanimate objects. Our homes can now tell us it’s too warm, refrigerators remind us when we’re running out of eggs, and our cars can call in an emergency when we’re unable to do so. What I’m talking about is this rising phenomenon called … Continue reading How smart does a “Smart City” make us?

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The Confluence: Milwaukee Transitioning into a World Water Hub

A few months ago, my brother referred me to a friend of his who was writing at article on Milwaukee, WI and it's position in the world of water. I answered a few questions and managed to get quoted in the piece. It's a great article and serves as an excellent overview of Milwaukee's many … Continue reading The Confluence: Milwaukee Transitioning into a World Water Hub

Musings on the Current Education System – Maintaining Perspective and Inspiration

In education, as in life, there will always be challenges. There will be times that we question what we are doing, why we are doing it, and if any of it matters. And these times – while the scariest – are also the most valuable, the most important, for they reveal what truly matters to … Continue reading Musings on the Current Education System – Maintaining Perspective and Inspiration

The Art and Engineering of Infrastructure

In a previous post, I brought up the idea of making our city’s infrastructure more aesthetically pleasing. Infrastructure – almost by definition – is hidden, buried underground or constructed in a far-off area away from the central city. By making our infrastructure aesthetically pleasing and placing it at the center of attention, the public has … Continue reading The Art and Engineering of Infrastructure