In China, Pollution Worsens Despite New Efforts →
S.F. supes approve Hunters Point redevelopment →
Artist’s rendering shows what initial construction on the project will look like. sfgate, 28.07.2010.
Crazy Algae Skyscraper Could Kill Pollution, All... →
This would be the 80-story pollution-fighting skyscraper designed by Czech architects Pavlína Doležalová and Jan Smékal and featuring pollution scrubbing algae attached to the exterior with concrete spikes. Wha? The building is meant to look like a sea sponge and function like a massive air purifier, and Animal New York suggests placing them in Greenpoint, LIC, Chinatown, and Hunters Point. An...
Blueprint America special report: Dangerous... →
In recent years a little noticed shift has been transforming suburbia: the home of the middle class has become the home of the working poor. As a result, roadways that were built for the car are now used by a growing population that can’t afford to drive. The consequences can be deadly. The state acknowledges that fully eight of Buford Highway’s 30 miles are hazardous for pedestrians. And roads...
Bikes Belong On LA's Streets →
Biking in Los Angeles should be a natural. The City’s landscape, climate, and neighborhoods offer a cyclist’s paradise. Unfortunately most of our City was built with cars in mind. It’s time to recognize that bicycles also belong on L.A.’s streets. Villaraigosa Breaks Elbow In Bicycle Accident huffingtonpost, 19.07.2010
Two Million Join Party on German Autobahn →
On Sunday (July 18, 2010), Germany’s Ruhr Valley region, this year’s Capital of European Culture, shut down a 60 km (36 miles!) stretch of one of the continent’s busiest motorways. More than two million people came out for the shindig. http://www.ruhr2010.still-leben-ruhrschnellweg.de/ official website and photo gallery
Trolley to UCSD, UTC gets green light →
As expected, the SANDAG board of directors this morning selected the route for a $1.2 billion extension of the San Diego Trolley north from Old Town to the UCSD campus and University Town Centre. The new 11-mile trolley route is expected to be in operation in early 2015. Conservative estimates expect 20,000 riders per day, comparable to the Green Line which services San Diego State University...