Towards a More Sustainable Jakarta
More than a quarter of Jakarta's population lives in slums. Flickr photo from Cak-cak.
Jakarta is the world’s sixth most populous metropolitan area. At 18.9 million people, the Indonesian capital’s total population falls just short of metropolitan Mumbai and New York and its built environment covers some 5,100 square kilometers. Experts expect its population ...
What's Schipper Saying? "Very Little Energy Savings Per Car Clunked"
Welcome to our first weekly installment of “What’s Schipper Saying?”, a “Where’s Waldo”-esque online scavenger hunt of comments about sustainable transport, cities and fuel efficiency made by EMBARQ Founder Lee Schipper, a senior research engineer at the Precourt Energy Efficiency ...
"Historic" International Day of Climate Action
Apparently 350.org’s October 24th International Day of Climate Action was a huge success and a historic day for climate activism across the globe. According to organizers, there were  5,200 events in 181 countries. CNN called it “The most widespread day ...
Is DC-Area Congestion Taking Its Toll?
Photo from ICC Photo Gallery.
News flash: Most Washingtonians drive alone to work.  This is no surprise, but the Census Bureau’s 2006-2008 American Community Survey, just released, confirms that 63.7% of our region’s workers who are over 16 drive by themselves to the office. Despite ...
U.S. Senate Climate Hearings – Will Washington Champion Sustainable Transportation?
"Cool Globes" - 2007 Chicago Art Displat. Flickr photo from JohnLeGear.
“the science is screaming at us to take action” ~Senator John Kerry Today is the second installment of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee‘s three-day legislative hearing on the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (see archived ...
Study on Maryland Smart Growth: Widespread Acclaim, But Limited Results
Statewide PFAs in orange. Image courtesty of Maryland Department of Planning.
“Single-family homes and townhouses are scattered on ever-larger lots in areas designated for dense, compact building, as lots outside those areas shrink, the study concludes. “The number of parcels developed, the acres of land developed and the average size [of ...
What’s Schipper Saying? “Very Little Energy Savings Per Car Clunked”
What’s Schipper Saying? “Very Little Energy Savings Per Car Clunked”
Welcome to our first weekly installment of “What’s Schipper Saying?”, a “Where’s Waldo”-esque online scavenger hunt of comments about sustainable transport, cities and fuel efficiency made by EMBARQ Founder Lee Schipper, a senior research engineer at the Precourt Energy Efficiency ...
“Historic” International Day of Climate Action
Climate demonstrators in Grenada, Spain. Flickr photo from 350.org.
Apparently 350.org’s October 24th International Day of Climate Action was a huge success and a historic day for climate activism across the globe. According to organizers, there were  5,200 events in 181 countries. CNN called it “The most widespread day ...
Not Letting the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good
DDOT workers begin striping work on 15th Street 'contraflow' bike lanes. Photo by David Daddio.
Famed American architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham is often quoted as saying, “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably will not themselves be realized.” But perhaps in this modern area, it’s less ...
Prince George's County Plan Envisions Transit Expansion
One of Prince George's many underutilized/underdeveloped metro stops. Flickr photo from tracktwentynine.
The Washington Post reported Monday that Prince George’s County is updating its 25-year-old transportation master plan to include an extension of the Metro Green line, the proposed Purple line, and consideration of high-occupancy toll lanes on County highways. According to ...