Director of Transportation and Land Use, Eric Goldwyn, was interviewed by Sam Sklar in a wide-ranging discussion on transportation in his Exasperated Infrastructures newsletter.
The future requires thinking a lot more about nuts-and-bolts type stuff. I don’t think it’s about technology—technology is always going to follow us, right? We have flying cars, fundamentally. We have drones. We have the technological capacity to do all this futuristic stuff, but land use and policy move at a much slower speed than technology. That’s the tension that we’re constantly fighting with: how do we speed up these land-use issues and policy issues to match the pace of technology.