NRDC's Smarter Cities and D.C.'s Coal Power
Why is sprawling Phoenix greener than D.C.?
If you haven’t seen it yet, let me be the first to recommend NRDC’s new Smarter Cities site. It’s quite good. I’ve been a big fan of their writers, particularly Kaid Benfield, for a while, and so I’m really happy ...
D.C., Count Your Blessings
It's harder to stop sprawl here in New England. Photo by Matthew Midnight.
It’s very easy to forget just how lucky D.C. is with regards to its ability to create a sustainable, urbanist region. In fact, the region has a nearly ideal political structure to make real progress.
What Is Super Dense Crush Load?
What Is Super Dense Crush Load?
That’s the official term to describe what happens during rush hour in Mumbai when 14 to 16 standing passengers pack into one square meter of floor space on the Mumbai Suburban Railway. During peak hours, 4,700 passengers pack into a ...
Delhi's Walkways Hazardous to Your Health, Study Finds
Motor vehicles often impede on pedestrian space in New Delhi, India. Photo by kandyjaxx.
Motor vehicles often impede on pedestrian space in New Delhi, India. Photo by kandyjaxx. Thirty-three percent of commuters in Delhi, India walk to work in conditions that could be described as hazardous to your health. A report published by the ...
Symbols Matter: Fairfax City or Fairfax County
Photo by crazysanman.history.
I wrote last week about Fairfax County’s renewed interest in becoming Fairfax City. But the Post gave it a lot of coverage over the weekend and I want to reiterate an important point. The Post had two big stories on ...
NRDC Wants to Know: How Smart is Your City?
NRDC Wants to Know: How Smart is Your City?
Who doesn’t love a little friendly competition? The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) this month launched Smarter Cities, a multimedia Web site and interactive mapping tool that shows how U.S. cities stack up against each other across several indicators of ...
No Big Dig for New York Ave
No Big Dig for New York Ave
Richard Layman wrote last Wednesday about Boston’s Big Dig sparking more proposals to bury stretches of highway. He cites this example in Philly which, not knowing almost anything about the city, seems like a good thing. But then Layman goes ...
Carpooling Meets Facebook
Carpooling Meets Facebook
Here’s a video about an organization that leverages the power of online social networking in order to make carpooling easier, safer, and more convenient. If you need a ride somewhere or if you’re looking to cut down on the cost ...
Delhi’s Walkways Hazardous to Your Health, Study Finds
Delhi’s Walkways Hazardous to Your Health, Study Finds
Motor vehicles often impede on pedestrian space in New Delhi, India. Photo by kandyjaxx. Thirty-three percent of commuters in Delhi, India walk to work in conditions that could be described as hazardous to your health. A report published by the ...
Why Will We Wait? Our Seemingly Infinite Patience With Long Commutes
Traffic under Torontos Victoria Day Fireworks. Photo by Lone Primate.
I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July and long weekend. I know I did. There are a bunch of people, though, who I can’t imagine enjoyed their holiday. Take a look at the Post’s Get There blog’s coverage ...