Want Better Streets? Just Add Paint.
ANDREW SMALL – OCT 29, 2019 Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Asphalt Art Initiative wants to bring a boost of color to the streets of America’s small and mid-size cities. If you’re frustrated with the slow speed of efforts to make streets safer, perhaps you should grab a paint … Continue reading Want Better Streets? Just Add Paint.
Bike lanes need physical protection from car traffic, study shows
Drivers left bikes less room in the presence of parked cars and painted bike lanes. JONATHAN M. GITLIN – 5/4/2019 There are plenty of good reasons that people should cycle more. People who exercise more are healthier and can score higher on cognitive tests, for one thing. And … Continue reading Bike lanes need physical protection from car traffic, study shows
Barcelona wants to build 500 superblocks. Here’s what it learned from the first ones.
By David Roberts Apr 9, 2019 https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/4/9/18300797/barcelona-spain-superblocks-urban-plan This is part two in a five-part series about the comprehensive urban plan being implemented in Barcelona, Spain, which would reclaim more than half the streets now devoted to cars for mixed-use public spaces, or “superblocks.” This reporting project was supported by … Continue reading Barcelona wants to build 500 superblocks. Here’s what it learned from the first ones.
Maps Made ‘From the Mind,’ Not From GPS
A designer relies on exploration and the knowledge of locals to create a unique series of maps. LINDA POON – NOV 10, 2015 When we aren’t sure how to get somewhere, our first instinct is to plug the address into a GPS gadget and let the program … Continue reading Maps Made ‘From the Mind,’ Not From GPS
Planning for Resilience
http://www.100resilientcities.org/ As the triple threats of climate change, rapid urbanization, and globalization exert pressure on cities, many of those places are looking to be more resilient — now and 25, 50, or 100 years from now. But what is urban resilience, and how do you … Continue reading Planning for Resilience
Two Words Are Missing From the Economic Development Conversation
BY LENA AFRIDI | OP-ED | OCTOBER 10, 2017 People were investing in their communities long before government intervened with its own notions of what “good economic development” looks like. Yet today, when we talk about models for strengthening the financial health of U.S. cities, we mostly … Continue reading Two Words Are Missing From the Economic Development Conversation
Dallas is getting a $600 million urban park that’s more than 11 times as large as Central Park
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
Densifying cities could cut emissions more than doing energy retrofits on buildings.
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.
The irreversible momentum of clean energy
Barack Obama President of the United States, Washington, DC 20500, USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. After 20 January 2017: email@example.com 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