GOOD Video: Transforming Cities with Bike Sharing
GOOD Video: Transforming Cities with Bike Sharing
GOOD magazine and 3rd Generation Prius teamed up for their Roadmap to Harmony project to produce this video about B-Cycle, a bikesharing service in Denver, Co. that we’ve already mentioned here, here, and here. The premise of the video is ...
Bixi Lands Boston, London: Game-Changer for Public Bikes?
Bixi Lands Boston, London: Game-Changer for Public Bikes?
London and Boston made big announcements this week, both naming Montreal's Public Bike System – known as Bixi (shoft for "bicycle taxi") – as their preferred bike-share provider. Could Bixi's foray onto the world scene be a game changer for public-use bicycles?
Immigrants and the Future of Sustainable Transportation
The Eden Center in Falls Church is the center of D.C.'s Vietnamese community. Photo by mj*laflaca.
Joel Kotkin and his website New Geography can be frustrating—Kotkin can be an apologist for sprawl—but they can also be invaluable. That latter quality was on full display today in Prof. Ali Modarres’ expert breakdown of census data showing that ...
Consumer Hype Wanes as Cash for Clunkers Revives
Consumer Hype Wanes as Cash for Clunkers Revives
Photo by ThreadedThoughts. Looks like the Cash for Clunkers frenzy is dying down, just a few days after the Senate pumped another $2 billion into the program. According to E&E News: Consumer interest in the government’s “cash for clunkers” program ...
Returning to Gentrification's Forgotten Block
Alex Block has a response up to my Gentrification’s Forgotten Block series (here, here and here) over at his very, very good blog, The City Block. It gets a lot right and a lot wrong, so I want to respond ...
Bringing SeeClickFix to D.C.: Join Us!
Bringing SeeClickFix to D.C.: Join Us!
TheCityFix DC talks a lot about how we’d like to see D.C. change. We’re also committed to making sure that your voices get heard. That (and the similar names!) is why we’ve teamed up with SeeClickFix to try and spread ...
SeeClickFix Releases iPhone App
SeeClickFix Releases iPhone App
Reporting problems in your neighborhood has become even easier, thanks to SeeClickFix’s new iPhone app, released today. You can download the app for free from Apple’s store. Then, with the power of GPS, report and comment on issues, and upload ...
What Does it Mean to Be Smart? CityWiki Wants Your Input
What Does it Mean to Be Smart? CityWiki Wants Your Input
We wrote about Smarter Cities before, here and here, explaining how the new Web site ranks U.S. cities across categories like transportation and water quality, and also offering suggestions for how NRDC, the creators of the site, should “rebalance its ...
Le Corbusier's Revenge
Brutalism in London. Photo by ben patio.
Conventional wisdom on urban history states a few things exceedingly clearly. Perhaps the most axiomatic belief about cities is that brutalist architecture is not only ugly but thoroughly destructive. Boston’s City Hall Plaza is perhaps the most loathed example in ...
Cash for Clunkers: “Environmental Effects Will Be Negligible”
Cash for Clunkers: “Environmental Effects Will Be Negligible”
The Cash for Clunkers program is not all that it’s cracked up to be. Photo by ThreadedThoughts. The Cash for Clunkers program, which gives consumers up to a $4,500 discount when they trade in their old vehicle for a newer, ...