Game-Changers? "Complete Streets" and Fuel Efficiency Standards
A pedestrian waits at 14th and U St. NW, Washington, D.C. Photo by M.V. Jantzen.
A pedestrian waits at 14th and U St. NW, Washington, D.C. Photo by M.V. Jantzen. Two stories you need to know about sustainable transportation in the United States this week: Vehicle Emission Rules to Tighten Washington Post May 19, 2009 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Students Design Sustainable Solutions for the Future
Students Design Sustainable Solutions for the Future
Student competitions like Urban SOS gather ideas from students around the world about how to confront problems of urban mobility. There’s been a lot of news this week about students designing a future of sustainable mobility. (Andrew Revkin from The ...
Car or Coach?
Galen Lawson, EMBARQ’s print designer from Communications Visual, passed along this neat film about an advertising campaign in Sweden which urged drivers to step out from behind the wheel and take the bus.
Game-Changers? “Complete Streets” and Fuel Efficiency Standards
Game-Changers? “Complete Streets” and Fuel Efficiency Standards
A pedestrian waits at 14th and U St. NW, Washington, D.C. Photo by M.V. Jantzen. Two stories you need to know about sustainable transportation in the United States this week: Vehicle Emission Rules to Tighten Washington Post May 19, 2009 ...
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 ...
Cycle for Health: Recycling Bicycles to Save Lives in Rural Africa
Cycle for Health: Recycling Bicycles to Save Lives in Rural Africa
The Cycle for Health logo, via the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Web site. Yesterday, The City Fix wrote about the winners of the 2009 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, a design competition to “support the development and implementation of a strategy that has ...
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 ...
Dude, Where's My 50 Miles Per Gallon Gasoline Car?
According to Lee Schipper, “a battery supplying the 40-mile range of the GM Volt is said to cost $20,000.” Photo by EuroTraveler. Lee Schipper, senior fellow at EMBARQ and senior research engineer at the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center of Stanford ...