Author: Gabe Klein

Gabe Klein is a special venture partner at Fontinalis Partners, a venture capital and private equity firm. He was an Urban Land Institute visiting fellow with the ULI Rose Center, and was also head of the Chicago and Washington, D.C., transportation departments. He helped build Zipcar as a vice president from 2002 through 2006 and regularly consults with cities and private companies on shared transport systems.

Articles by Gabe Klein

  • Start-Up City: Bridge the Public-Private Divide
    Published on September 29, 2015 in Market Trends
    This is an excerpt from the book, Start-Up City: Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun by Gabe Klein. Klein begins the chapter with a discussion of Zipcar as an example of a successful partnership with government and ends with a discussion of D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare system as a successful partnership, led by the government, with the private sector.
  • Streetcars and the American Commitment to Rail
    Published on June 12, 2015 in Infrastructure
    In an Urban Land opinion piece, Gabe Klein describes the evolution of the federal governments position on streetcars in the United States since 2009.
  • Access versus Ownership
    Published on September 02, 2014 in Infrastructure
    How public and private can work together to provide more options–and, ultimately, an integrated transportation system.
  • The Inevitable, Accelerating Rise of Urbanization
    Published on July 14, 2014 in Market Trends
    ULI visiting senior fellow Gabe Klein shares his thoughts on why the quarter acre in the suburbs was a blip in a long-term trend favoring city life.
  • Carrots and Sticks Both Improve City’s Transportation Network
    Published on May 05, 2014 in Infrastructure
    Ok, so it's impossible to achieve a perfect commute, let alone build a perfect city mobility system. But cities can still do a better job than they do now, and they can start by focusing on the "sticks" and "carrots" of transportation.
  • What Is the Larger “Share” in Bikeshare?
    Published on April 04, 2014 in Sustainability
    ULI visiting fellow Gabe Klein, who helped launch bicycle share in two cities, offers lessons from the differing experiences in Paris, Chicago, New York City, and Washington.