Now Hiring: Sustainable Transport Bloggers
Now Hiring: Sustainable Transport Bloggers
EMBARQ is hiring two summer interns to blog for thecityfix.com. See details below. TheCityFix DC Internship EMBARQ is looking for an full-time, 12-week intern to write for a new version of its flagship blog, thecityfix.com, which will be focusing on ...
Who Said Buses Can’t Be Cool?
Image via Fast Company.
Ever thought your public bus could feel like a “lounge or living room room on wheels,” with an electric motor, low-floor entryways, a glass roof, reconstituted-leather upholstery and recycled-wood floors? From Fast Company: High-Design Public Bus? Maybe in London Tim ...
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 ...
Zero Pollution Motors Pulling Energy Out of Thin Air
Zero Pollution Motors wants to revolutionize the auto industry with a vehicle that runs on compressed air. Photo via Pneumatic Addict.
From the Associated Press: Zero Pollution Motors is trying to bring a car to U.S. roads by early 2011 that’s powered by a combination of compressed air and a small conventional engine. ZPM Chief Executive Shiva Vencat said the ultimate ...
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 ...