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.
January 8, 2017, by Tim Radford New research forecasts much colder weather in northern Europe if rising CO2 emissions continue to impact on the Atlantic ocean current. LONDON, 8 January, 2017 – Here is the long-term weather forecast for the North Atlantic, in a world … Continue reading Ocean current sends out chilling warning
A sad reality … January 2, 2017, by Santosh Koirala The flowering season of the Himalayan rhododendron has moved forward by three months in response to climate change. RANPUR, Nepal, 2 January, 2017 – The rhododendron, one of the most popular and colourful small evergreen … Continue reading Himalayan bloom brings spring forward
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
Carolyn Abate | Published on November 7, 2016 A year ago Kelly Dearman was fed up with her commute. Every day the married mother of two would make the nearly three-mile drive from her home in San Francisco’s Cole Valley neighborhood to her office in … Continue reading Urban Planning: How a City Gets Health