Posts tagged with 'culture'
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Encouraging energy efficient behavior in buildings is best accomplished when managers respect local culture. (Photo: Joshua Damasio/ Flickr)
Energy Use in Buildings: What’s Culture Got to Do with It?
When the March 11, 2011 earthquake in Japan caused a series of energy shortages throughout the country, the national government recommended that office buildings cut back on air conditioning during the summer months in order to reduce power usage. Through ...
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Japan's shotengais - partly enclosed markets - succeed both because of their proximity to transport and the unique, tightly knit communities they foster. Photo by Michael Vito/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Japan’s shotengais show connectivity and community are key to commercial success
Even as malls are declining as social spaces in the United States, shotengais (商店街) – pedestrianized business districts covered with translucent roofs – remain a part of everyday life in Japanese cities. Shotengais are generally located near transport hubs and ...
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How do you find your way? Photo by Rohan Shah.
How We Give Directions Is Cultural
On my way to my first day working at EMBARQ India’s office in Mumbai, I was given directions that included passing through tunnels, alleys and an empty warehouse. I had to ask myself if certain alleys were actually roads I ...
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Upcoming Event: Measuring the Importance of Arts and Culture in Cities
Does the Louvre make Paris more livable? Do the theaters on Broadway make New York City safer? How about the jazz clubs in New Orleans? Do they inspire city dwellers to explore their environment? We all might agree that cultural ...
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Friday Fun: The Melody of Public Transportation
Friday Fun: The Melody of Public Transportation
Conductor: www.mta.me from Alexander Chen on Vimeo. Alexander Chen, a Google developer and a public transit enthusiast, created a real-time melodic visualization of the New York City subway system, using the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s actual subway schedule. Titled, “Conductor,” Chen ...
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Environmental Film Festival Showcases Sustainable Cities
We’ve written before about how video can be a powerful tool for environmental change. This year’s 19th Annual Environmental Film Festival, held in Washington, D.C., presents 150 films from 40 countries “that will deepen our understanding of the relationship between ...
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