Posts in the 'Urban Development' category
Open-source technology is required to develop competitive sustainable urban transport systems. Flickr photo by B.J. Allen.
Open Technology Is Key to Intermodal Transportation
Robin Chase, one of The City Fix bloggers and founder and former CEO of Zipcar, says that “open technology” is a key part of making intermodal transportation a reality. “Users (people or freight) need to know the schedules, requirements, and ...
Illustration by via GOOD Magazine.
GOOD Magazine: “Reinventing Our Wheels”
GOOD magazine published its jam-packed, 112-page “Transportation Issue,” devoted to a “drastic rethinking of how we move around, how we design our cities, and how we power our vehicles.” The articles cover a lot of ground, discussing the problems and ...
GOOD Magazine: "Reinventing Our Wheels"
GOOD magazine published its jam-packed, 112-page “Transportation Issue,” devoted to a “drastic rethinking of how we move around, how we design our cities, and how we power our vehicles.” The articles cover a lot of ground, discussing the problems and ...
Facing south from the Park Hyatt’s 65th floor China Bar in Beijing. Photo by James Fallows.
Is There a Future for Human-Scale Chinese Cities?
James Fallows of the Atlantic recently blogged about “today’s enormous, expanding Chinese cities,” comparing the more intimate architecture of Shanghai to the sprawling concrete slabs in Beijing. “This is not a ‘which do you like better?’ discussion,” he emphasizes. Rather ...
In Washington, D.C., about 41% of people drive to work; 38.5% take public transportation. Flickr photo by ehpien.
“Beltway Burden”: The Combined Cost of Housing and Transportation
The Urban Land Institute recently published a report about the “cost of place” in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region, looking at the combined costs of housing and transportation. Turns out, any housing savings that a family enjoys by living 15 ...
Flickr photo from ms4jah.
Students Compete in Virtual Bike Race Around the World
The U.K.-based sustainable transport charity Sustrans is launching a month-long “virtual bike race” with adventurer Alastair Humphreys to encourage kids to bike to school, according to Bike Biz. The contest targets 20,000 students from 140 schools across England. Over the ...
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