Posts tagged with 'environment'
Is Your City a Smarter City?
Is Your City a Smarter City?
The Natural Resources Defense Council‘s online resource center, SmarterCities.org,  has named 22 cities “2010 Smarter Cities” for their investment in low-carbon energy and efforts to become more energy efficient and conservation-minded urban spaces. “Energy” is the first of about a dozen ...
GHG Emissions, Rising Sea Levels, and More Menacing Monsoons
GHG Emissions, Rising Sea Levels, and More Menacing Monsoons
This season, we’ve been following Mumbai through the monsoon, looking at how monsoon season can ravage transportation systems and batter infrastructure, putting people’s lives and livelihoods in jeopardy. Now, a new study in Nature Geoscience describes how climate change from ...
Avoiding Environmental Disaster through Sustainable Accessibility
Avoiding Environmental Disaster through Sustainable Accessibility
“The greatest wave of mass mobility is yet to come.” – John Sterman Yesterday in my post about sustainable accessibility, I included a link to this lecture by Dr. John Sterman. The lecture, part of MIT’s series of seminars about transportation, ...
Recycled Asphalt in NYC to Cut Congestion, Pollution, Wear-and-Tear
Recycled Asphalt in NYC to Cut Congestion, Pollution, Wear-and-Tear
At the end of May, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced the start of operations at a new asphalt plant in Corona, Queens. The new plant – part of the city’s ...
What's Schipper Saying? Government Emissions Data Are "Foggy"
What's Schipper Saying? Government Emissions Data Are "Foggy"
Welcome to another installment of “What’s Schipper Saying?”, a collection of comments about sustainable transport, cities and fuel efficiency made by Lee Schipper, a senior research engineer at the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center of Stanford University and the founder of ...
Earth Day Round-Up: Transport and Land Use Planning Making Cities More Sustainable
Earth Day Round-Up: Transport and Land Use Planning Making Cities More Sustainable
It’s the 40th anniversary of Earth Day! Let’s celebrate with a round-up of a posts that shed some light into why cities matter, from the perspective of mayors, urban planners, businesspeople and community activists. Have something to share? Link to ...