Posts tagged with 'cities'
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Biology of Cities
Biology of Cities
In a TED talk this month, physicist Geoffrey West explained his application of universal mathematical laws that define the growth of organisms—from multi-cellular ones to the ecosystem—to the growth of cities. “Cities are the crucible of civilization,” he said to ...
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TheCityFix Picks, June 10: Chicago’s BRT, Solar-Powered Trains, Vision Zero
TheCityFix Picks, June 10: Chicago’s BRT, Solar-Powered Trains, Vision Zero
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
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Research Recap, June 6: Green Roof Benefits, New Biofuel Source, Climate Change Adaptation
Research Recap, June 6: Green Roof Benefits, New Biofuel Source, Climate Change Adaptation
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Green Roof Benefits Green roofs are a cost-effective way to reduce storm water runoff, cool the ...
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The 'Q Drum,' a durable container to transfer 75 liters of clean water is one of the design solutions exhibited by "Design for the other 90%: Cities." Photo by AIDG
Practical Design for the Urban Poor
The United Nations will be hosting an exhibition on design solutions to improve the quality of life for the urban poor. Titled, “Design for the Other 90%: CITIES,” the exhibition is by Cooper-Hewitt, the Smithsonian National Design Museum, and it ...
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Treehugger: Top 5 Greenest Cities
Treehugger: Top 5 Greenest Cities
Portland, Oregon is often seen as a sustainable transport success story. Photo by Ben Amstutz. Last week, Treehugger published its list of the world’s top five “greenest” cities to visit, based on…well, the author’s judgment. 1) Portland, Oregon, USA 2) ...
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Seattle’s streetcar, a.k.a. the South Lake Union Trolley (affectionately abbreviated as S.L.U.T.), not only moves people but also moves ideas. Photo by WintrHawk.
Sustainable Transport and Urban Planning Make a City Fast
Fast Company named Seattle the “City of the Year” in its annual “Fast City” issue, which handpicks cities around the world that exhibit “smarts, foresight, social consciousness [and] creative ferment.” San Francisco was chosen for its innovative public-private partnership that ...
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