Posts tagged with 'Friday Fun'
To gain momentum for sustainable transport modes, cities across the globe are celebrating car-free days this week. (Photo: Federation European Cyclists'/ Flickr)
Friday Fun: Cities Around the Globe Celebrate Car-Free Day
According to the UNEP, an estimated 1 billion people are exposed to outdoor air pollution annually, out of which roughly 1 million die premature deaths. To improve air quality and decrease urban congestion, cities across the world are getting creative: ...
The "Play Me, I'm Yours" project has reached more than 40 cities world wide, and continues to install pianos in urban communities. (Photo: Keegan Jones / Flickr)
Friday Fun: Three Cities that Are Transforming Public Space with Street Pianos
When walking in downtown Hangzhou, China, one can safely expect to see a healthy variety of pedestrians, traffic, and commercial high rises.  Dig a little deeper, however, and you may also find locals and tourists belting out Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata ...
As parts of southern Africa rapidly urbanize, groups are working to ensure that the area's large elephant population can continue to thrive. (Photo: Christiaan Triebert / Flickr)
Friday Fun: Balancing Urbanization and Elephants in Southern Africa
When two elephants fight, grass gets trampled. No kidding. Though this widely-used African proverb alludes to the extensive damage caused when two great mammals clash, what it’s really communicating is that these great animals need space. However, this proverb is ...
As drones become cheaper and more technologically advanced, some cities, like Jakarta, are using drones to improve road and traffic safety in congested areas. (Photo: basibanget / Flickr)
Friday Fun: How Drones Are Mapping Cities and Improving Road Safety
A few days ago (July 28-30), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) met in California to discuss the future of personal and commercial drone use. NASA’s eagerness to deliberate on drones comes as a response to rising drone use ...
Players have the choice to create a green, healthy city, or ruthlessly industrialize. (Photo: Beyond Sims / Flickr)
Friday Fun: City Planning in the Virtual World of Gaming
The real world is looking a lot more digital. With increasingly advanced software and the rise of the “sand box” gaming genre (video games that enable players to freely design their environments) has come a flurry of city building simulators.  ...
The White House in Washington, D.C. during 4th of July celebrations.  Photo credit: Matthew Straubmuller/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Cities Celebrating National Birthdays across the Globe
Tomorrow is the 4th of July, and here in Washington DC we’re celebrating our national Independence Day with barbecues, parades, and fireworks. Each year, the federal holiday commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, marking the birth ...
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