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Maria Buczkowski

Maria is proud of her Midwestern origins. If she’s not talking about the University of Michigan Football program, you can find her discussing smart cities and urban policy.

Maria Buczkowski Has 3 Posts

Industry at a Crossroads: How Disruption is Fueling the Move to Electric Cars 

What do Kodak, Blockbuster and Borders Bookstore all have in common? At the peak of their success, they held tightly onto their business models and were disrupted by new technologies.  Industries across the board are being disrupted by new technologies, and businesses unwilling to re-evaluate what made them successful and embrace the future are destined for obsolescence.   With this disruption in mind, the auto […]

Posted on August 15, 2017

The Future Doesn’t Look Like Our Parents’ Manufacturing Days

In the early 1990s, my father managed powertrain manufacturing at a Ford Motor Company plant in Pennsylvania. In those “olden days” (as a millennial I’m qualified to say that), women were utilized for hand assembling circuit boards because they had smaller hands and better “manual dexterity,” perfect for the intricate skills required for this type […]

Posted on February 2, 2017

I’m a Millennial, My Preferences Matter

I don’t want to be another conceited Millennial, but cities should embrace ridesharing apps because I can’t function without them. Although I am originally from the Motor City and have a parent who works for the automotive industry, I’m not interested in owning a car. The last worry I want to have in my “extremely […]

Posted on October 27, 2016
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