CITY HALL. IT’S traditionally the place where technology gets stuffed into a drawer and forgotten. But as budgets recover from the Great Recession and smartphone-toting citizens prod municipal officials, cities are now more Boston Dynamics than Boss Tweed. Soon the pols will be promising sensor-driven … Continue reading 11 Futuristic Ways to Improve Our Cities, From Robotic Rats to Talking Trash Cans
Leanna Garfield Dallas, Texas, is getting a lot greener. The city is building a 10,000-acre nature district — nearly 12 times as large as Manhattan’s Central Park — along the Trinity River. Featuring plenty of walkways, sports fields, trees, and other flora, the site will … Continue reading Dallas is getting a $600 million urban park that’s more than 11 times as large as Central Park
By: Lacy Cooke Stefano Boeri Architetti is bringing the vertical forest concept popularized in Milan to Nanjing, China with the Nanjing Towers. The two green towers could provide the city with a breath of fresh air, producing around 132 pounds of oxygen every day as … Continue reading China’s first vertical forest is rising in Nanjing
Densifying cities could cut emissions more than doing energy retrofits on buildings. That’s according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. You’re probably used to hearing about how denser cities cut transportation emissions, thanks to reduced driving. This study … Continue reading Densifying cities could cut emissions more than doing energy retrofits on buildings.
Conor Dougherty JAN. 23, 2017 Over the past decade, many American cities have been transformed by young professionals of the millennial generation, with downtowns turning into bustling neighborhoods full of new apartments and pricey coffee bars. But soon, cities may start running out of millennials. … Continue reading Peak Millennial? Cities Can’t Assume a Continued Boost From the Young
Barack Obama President of the United States, Washington, DC 20500, USA. Email: email@example.com. After 20 January 2017: firstname.lastname@example.org Private-sector efforts help drive decoupling of emissions and economic growth The release of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) due to human activity is increasing … Continue reading The irreversible momentum of clean energy
by Sarah DeWeerdt | Jan 10, 2017 Homes along stretches of the Florida coastline where people have added sand to beaches are larger than those along stretches where no such efforts have occurred, according to a new study. The practice of supplementing sand, called beach … Continue reading People are building ever-bigger homes on vulnerable beaches