Center for Smart Cities and Regions



January 23, 2019: Thad Miller and Devon McAslan discuss Waymo's new self-driving ride share program in Phoenix and how cities might guide the implementation of emerging technologies to shape future urban transportation systems.

December 13, 2018: Co-Director Thad Miller and City of Tempe Sustainability Manager, Braden Kay, presented a report to Tempe Mayor and City Council on policy recommendations for autonomous vehicles in the city.

October 16, 2018: Extreme weather events are increasing in strength and frequency, meaning communities - and people - are forced to confront the next disaster before they've recovered for the firsts. In this interview with WNYC's The Takeaway, co-director Thad Miller and former FEMA administrator Craig Fugate talk about how we might our own weaknesses, from building codes to community efforts, and how we might rethink the future in light of these new condition.

April 11, 2018: Co-Director Thad Miller's new piece in Slate Future Tense calls for cities to join together to set rules and expectations for the autonomous vehicle industry.

April 4, 2018: Co-Director Thad Miller spoke with local television news station, NBC 12 News, about the need for transparency on self-driving cars safety and performance.

April 4, 2018: CSCR Affiliate Bas Boorsma discusses the skills required for smarter communities.

April 3, 2018: ASU Now press release on the launch of our center and our partnership with the Institute for Digital Progress and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

April 2, 2018: ASU Now covers a lively discussion on the future of autonomous vehicles featuring Co-Director Thad Miller

March 27, 2018: CSCR Co-Director Thad Miller was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on the impact of the recent Uber crash in Arizona (subscription required to view article).

March 27, 2018: ASU helps Phoenix refine its first HeatReady program.

March 19, 2018: Co-Director Miller and CSCR affiliates discuss the need for public engagement in the wake of the first pedestrian fatality caused by an autonomous vehicle.

March 19, 2018: Co-Director Miller quoted in Bloomberg article on the Uber crash in Tempe.

February 2, 2018: Co-Director Miller discusses infrastructure and resilience with Gridium's podcast Finely Tuned.

November 13, 2017: Co-Director Thad Miller and colleagues in the Urban Resilience SRN discuss the need for cities to get smarter on climate change after Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey.

September 13, 2017: Environmental journalist, Andrew Revkin, discusses infrastructure resilience with Co-Director Thad Miller.

September 7, 2017: Co-Director Thad Miller and Mikhail Chester posit 6 rules for infrastructure resilience in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.