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From Plastic Bottles to Bikes: Student Design Team Wins Prize for “Juicy” Idea
From Plastic Bottles to Bikes: Student Design Team Wins Prize for “Juicy” Idea
Students from Appalachian State University figured out how to make working bicycles out of recycled plastic bottles. Image from 2one2Design.com. A friend of mine from high school was part of the winning team that took home the grand prize for ...
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MetroQuest: Sim City for the Real World
MetroQuest: Sim City for the Real World
This summer, residents in Chicago and the surrounding region will be asked to plan for their own future, thanks to a collaboration between the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and a real-life version of SimCity, known as MetroQuest. From the ...
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19.20.21: Charting the Rise of Supercities in the 21st Century
19.20.21: Charting the Rise of Supercities in the 21st Century
Supercities will “radically redefine the world’s future macroeconomic and cultural landscape.” But how do you make sense of it all? Image via 192021.org Some of the greatest minds of design and marketing are working on a five-year, multimedia project to ...
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World's First "Urban EcoMap" Shows Urban Dwellers How to Live Sustainably
Just in time for Earth Day last week, Cisco IBSG and San Francisco’s Department of the Environment unveiled Urban EcoMap, a Web-based tool that “provides urban communities with relevant data regarding the primary [greenhouse gas] contributors—transportation, waste, and energy.” Working ...
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The world's first Urban EcoMap combines the social networking capabilities of Facebook with the geographical data of Google Maps to help urbanites reduce their carbon emissions. Image via Urban EcoMap.
World’s First “Urban EcoMap” Shows Urban Dwellers How to Live Sustainably
Just in time for Earth Day last week, Cisco IBSG and San Francisco’s Department of the Environment unveiled Urban EcoMap, a Web-based tool that “provides urban communities with relevant data regarding the primary [greenhouse gas] contributors—transportation, waste, and energy.” Working ...
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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 ...
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