Q&A with Ted Conover: The Inexorable Influence of Roads
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&A’s. Ted ...
Between Urban and Rural: Mobile Slaughterhouses Approved by USDA
Between Urban and Rural: Mobile Slaughterhouses Approved by USDA
The Hudson Valley is the epicenter of innovative ideas around food distribution and agriculture. New York City’s demand for sustainable food is driving much of that change as residents increasingly seek food from organic, small-scale farmers. Innovations like the modular ...
Following the Flow of the People with Crosswalks
Crosswalks in Curitiba, Brasil. Photo from Ads Of the World.
We all know that crosswalks facilitate the safe movement of pedestrians across streets. We should heed them, walk within them and avoid jaywalking. A number of designers are rethinking the traditional concept of the crosswalk in favor of designs that ...
ASLA Live Blogging: Landscape Architecture As a Way to Bring Sustainable Development Policy to China
Jaiding City Center Park.
Live blogging from the American Society of Landscape Architects 2010 Expo and Design Conference in Washington, D.C., held at the Convention Center on September 10-12. “Shanghai is sinking.” That’s what landscape architect Xiaowei Ma, president and founder of Ager Design ...
Friday Fun: Sketch Your Day on a Bike
GOOD is looking for the best drawing of your day spent only using a bicycle. Original image by Andrew Neher
Our friends over at GOOD have created a “doodle project” asking you to take a break from using any form of motorized transportation for a whole day, hop on your bike, and illustrate in some form or fashion your carbon-free ...
Q&A with Ted Conover: The Inexorable Influence of Roads
From Conover's recent book, Obadiah (right) and Stephen in Mwanza, Tanzania, 1992. Photo by Ted Conover.
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&A’s. Ted ...
Upcoming Events: Capital Bikeshare on the Move and Car-Free Days
Location of the new Petworth area Capital Bikeshare. Photo via google maps.
According Kent Boese of the blog Parkview DC, the installation of a Capital Bikeshare station in Petworth is complete. Beose says, the “station is one of three that will be available to Park View residents. The other two are scheduled ...
Dimming the Lights in Cities to Improve Quality of Life
Lyons, France. Photo by Nuda.org
We often don’t think of how we light our cities, but lighting in urban environments is an important piece of city design and residential safety.  Our relationship with space and each other is largely influenced by light. It provides safety; ...
TheCityFix Picks, September 10: Dubai Metro Turns One, Aussie iPod Zombies, Harnessing Human Heat
U.S. Transportation Secretary is encouraging students to ditch the car and take the school bus. Photo by Doug Wilson
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 ...
ASLA Live Blogging: Making Suburbia Walkable
Mixed-use developments can transform the suburbs into more livable communities. Photo by citta-vita.
Live blogging from the American Society of Landscape Architects 2010 Expo and Design Conference in Washington, D.C., held at the Convention Center on September 10-12. The ASLA’s annual conference involves, tours, workshops, educational sessions, people trying to sell design-type stuff ...