Posts tagged with 'design'
A $9 Dollar Bike Made of Cardboard
A $9 Dollar Bike Made of Cardboard
A version of this post was originally published in Portuguese by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti on TheCityFix Brasil. Urban cycling has become ever more popular and has even entered recent Armani advertising campaigns as a symbol of youth, fitness and sex appeal. However, no matter ...
Call for Projects: Urban Prototyping Festival 2012
Call for Projects: Urban Prototyping Festival 2012
The Gray Area Foundation For The Arts (GAFFTA) is calling on all designers, architects, artists, makers, coders and activists to participate in the Urban Prototyping Festival in San Francisco this fall. “Makers” with projects that engage citizen participation, open source data, ...
2012 Environmental Film Festival Showcases Urban Sustainability
2012 Environmental Film Festival Showcases Urban Sustainability
The Environmental Film Festival will take place on March 13-25 in Washington, D.C. This year, the film festival is celebrating 20 years of advancing environmental understanding through the power of film. Since its inauguration in 1993, the film festival has ...
Friday Fun: Shoe-Shaped Car to Celebrate Women's Day
Friday Fun: Shoe-Shaped Car to Celebrate Women's Day
Yesterday was International Women’s Day, and we commemorated the day with a round-up of our previous posts on women and sustainable transportation. Indian car designer, Sudhakar Yadav also celebrated International Women’s Day, but he did so by building cars shaped like ...
Bordeaux Unveils the "Ideal City Bike"
Bordeaux Unveils the "Ideal City Bike"
It looks like Bordeaux, France will be the next city to have its custom-designed bike for its bike-share program. Philippe Starck, a French product designer, unveiled the final rendering of the “ideal city bike” with Mayor of Bordeaux Alain Juppe ...
Model Cities
Model Cities
During last week’s Transforming Transportation conference, Jaime Lerner expressed that one of the greatest compliments he has ever received was from his driver who told him that Curitiba looked exactly like the architectural model Lerner was carrying with him at ...
Friday Fun: Bright Wheels Light Up Bike Path
Friday Fun: Bright Wheels Light Up Bike Path
Carnegie Mellon University industrial design students Jonathan Ota and Ethan Frier developed the Aura system that brings attention to bicyclists by lighting up their bike. The students incorporated six groups of three tri-colored LEDs attached to the rims of a ...
Friday Fun: Fashionable and Inflatable Bike Helmets
Friday Fun: Fashionable and Inflatable Bike Helmets
   Hövding is an invisible bike helmet that inflates like an airbag in the event of a crash. (We previously wrote about it as a “Best of 2010” technological innovation.) Created as an industrial design thesis project by Anna Haupt ...
Friday Fun: Typographic Subway Maps
Friday Fun: Typographic Subway Maps
Fadeout Design created maps out of typography for the transit systems of Boston, Chicago, London, New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The maps are minimalist in design and the lines are made up of strings of words that ...
Accessorize with London's Fashionable New Oyster Card
Accessorize with London's Fashionable New Oyster Card
Knowing that your transit card is on your finger or around your wrist, you’ll never fumble to find your card again. Thanks to Benjamin Parton, who recently received a master’s degree in product design from the Royal College of Art, ...
Friday Fun: Growing Bamboo Bicycles
Friday Fun: Growing Bamboo Bicycles
Alexander Vittouris from Monash University grew a bamboo bicycle by intervening with the plant’s growth process through a technique called “arborsculpture.” Using a hard skeletal mold, Vittouris forced the natural growth of the bamboo into the shape of a bicycle ...
New Competition: Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award
New Competition: Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award
Volvo Buses announced the Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award to recognize initiatives that are positively influencing city transport systems. The objective of the awards competition is to highlight the need to develop effective urban transport and mobility systems that address the ...
Friday Fun: Solar-Powered Benches for Public Spaces
Friday Fun: Solar-Powered Benches for Public Spaces
Ross Lovegrove, an industrial engineer known for his work with organic forms and structures, creates innovative benches with solar lights to occupy public spaces. With 360 solar cells and LED technology, the Solar Tree collects energy during the day and ...
Wayfinding Maps for Urban Navigators
Wayfinding Maps for Urban Navigators
Hansel and Gretel may have had bread crumbs to lead their way, but New York City’s pedestrians will have something less edible to follow: Maps! Taking a page from London’s pedestrianization efforts, New York City’s Department of Transportation released a ...
Urban Design Competition: My Sustrans Dream Street
Urban Design Competition: My Sustrans Dream Street
Sustrans, a sustainable transport charity based out of the United Kingdom, launched a competition for primary and secondary level students to design their “dream street.” Open to 7- to 14-year-olds, the competition is hoping to find what U.K. children would ...
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