Tag: urban planning

Bus designed to look like a train

New “trackless trains” out of China suggest buses by any other name could smell sweeter.

Can We Just Call This a Bus? LAURA BLISS –  NOV 8, 2017 It’s the shape of a swoopy modern streetcar, but it’s got rubber-shod wheels of a bus. Also, there’s no driver—it’s automated like a tram. The “trackless train” is sort of a jackalope of … Continue reading New “trackless trains” out of China suggest buses by any other name could smell sweeter.

Picture of villas equipped with solar panels in the sustainable city Dubai"

What Will the City of the Future Look Like?

By Susan Goldberg The world’s great metropolises will need to adapt to survive a huge growth. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/urban-expeditions/ This story appears in the October 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine. In 1950 less than a third of the world’s people lived in cities. Today more than half do. By 2050 two-thirds … Continue reading What Will the City of the Future Look Like?

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Cities aren’t using their key tool for climate action: Urban planning

Cities aren’t using their key tool for climate action: Urban planning Too much of today’s conversation focuses on energy generation rather than urban design, land-use planning and zoning interventions. MIHIR PRAKASH DARCY JONES SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 Cities generate two-thirds of global energy demand and greenhouse-gas … Continue reading Cities aren’t using their key tool for climate action: Urban planning

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.