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Bikes vs. Cars
Bikes vs. Cars
Here’s a neat picture from Adrien Rovero, that nicely compares the amount of urban space needed for a bike compared with that needed for a car. Photo from INOUT DESIGNERS.
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Making Mass Transit a Priority in India
Making Mass Transit a Priority in India
A view of Hyderabad. Photo by pangalactic gargleblaster. “We clearly want to move into a much stronger system of public transport in order to avoid excessive dependence on individualized forms of transport, which are both energy using and emission generating,” ...
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The Origins of Bloomberg’s PLANYC
The Origins of Bloomberg’s PLANYC
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaking at Regional Planning Association annual meeting. Photo by Ethan Arpi. In The World In 2008 – a supplement to the Economist – Mayor Bloomberg outlines some of the aims and inspirations for his super-ambitious PLANYC, ...
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Mexico City Launches Grope-Free, Women-Only Buses
Mexico City Launches Grope-Free, Women-Only Buses
Photo by y-cart. Following the lead of Tokyo, where the subway has implemented female-only cars so that women can avoid the unwanted gaze or grope of overly-aggressive men, Mexico City has now introduced buses reserved exclusively for women. “One time ...
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Beijing Is Smoking!
Beijing Is Smoking!
Smokey skies. Photo by jaaron Angel Hsu, a colleague of mine who travels quite a bit to China to promote the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, an accounting tool used for measuring greenhouse gases, sent me an email today after checking the ...
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Tokyo’s Concrete Jungle Gets A Little Greener
Tokyo’s Concrete Jungle Gets A Little Greener
In Tokyo, green space is scarce. Photo by Yuki Yaginuma. Over at PingMag, a website that bills itself as “an online design magazine based in Tokyo,” you can find some really neat photos and videos about what Tokyo’s residents are ...
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