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.
by Eric Barton January 2017 You’ve seen those videos from a half-century ago predicting a rosy future, right? Everything in the kitchen is done with the push of a button, and we all zip along in cars controlled by robots. It all seems a bit … Continue reading The Future Of Fort Lauderdale: Here’s What Our City Might Look Like In 2050
I have wondered this my entire life! What a fantastical read … By Justin Davidson Perhaps you’ve been stuck behind the wheel on a city street, cursing your fellow drivers and feeling tempted to abandon your ride and hoof it the rest of the way. … Continue reading 10 mph Moving Sidewalks Could Make Crosstown Buses Obsolete
September 7th, 2016 by Sandy Dechert On Monday, September 7 (the Labor Day holiday in the US), the government of Mexico announced that the nation “south of the border” would soon join the growing ranks of countries that have adopted cap and trade to reduce … Continue reading Mexico Will Launch Carbon Pricing In November
As Millennials and Boomers move into cities, will this trend continue? How will cities and regions allocate funds? Will this exacerbate the problem? All questions we need to understand before it is too late. by Timothy B. Lee on September 13, 2016 The latest Census Bureau … Continue reading American cities are getting richer. Rural areas are getting left behind.
Will our technological advances save us as a species? How much will we continue alter Mother Earth? This is an interesting article about adaptation to climate change, but how much can we adjust will be the real question. Feargus O’Sullivan Sep 7, 2016 Work … Continue reading Venice’s Vast New Flood Barrier Is Almost Here
There is noting MORE American than ingenuity. As we move into a world of autonomous cars, someone had to be first. Here is an article about Uber and the future of mobility. By Heather Somerville When Pittsburgh wakes up on Wednesday morning, some residents will … Continue reading Uber debuts self-driving vehicles in landmark Pittsburgh trial
Laura Bliss Sep 2, 2016 FEMA bases flood insurance rates on the way water behaved in the past. But the atmosphere is changing. Hurricane Hermine made landfall in Florida last night. Some 200,000 residents have had their power knocked out, and others have been forced … Continue reading The Dangerous Flaw in Flood Risk Maps
Adele Peters 08.29.16 A new apartment building in Sweden doesn’t have any parking spaces. Instead, the developers invested the money that would have gone to a parking garage into creating an ideal place to live for people who don’t want to own a car. “The … Continue reading These Swedish “Bike Apartments” Are Designed For Life Without Cars
The last few weeks have been very difficult for me. I grew up in South Louisiana. Everyone member of my family in Livingston Parish had water in their homes. Moving forward, I sadly believe this will be more the norm that a fluke event. … Continue reading What We Can—and Can’t—Learn From the Floods in Baton Rouge