Globalization has led to a disconnection of the food system from its physical, social and ethical embedding, therefore, food localization - the concept of a local food system with proximity between producer and consumer – is increasingly seen as a sustainable alternative to our current food system and a better choice for people and for the environment.
Underwater cycling tunnel, anyone?
That’s a drop from 30% in 1997 thanks in part to a series of efforts by the university to curb commutes by autos. Learn more about how universities are experimenting with multi-modal transport policy.
Robert Dalton on how New York City can inspire sustainable cities across the US.
The heat maps can easily tell you how far away two points are at a glance, to let you know how long your walk is going to be.
"These maps show how long it takes to get everywhere else via walking and public transit," Hardin writes in an email. "This allows you to make some important comparisons, such as ‘if I move here, I can reach half the city in 50 minutes if I start at 8 a.m.’" His paper explains more of the technical details.
Just to give that some perspective, only 9 cities in the United States have more than 1 million.
That’s actor Jeremy Irons sitting on a pile of trash. And he’s not happy about it.
Space syntax and the modeling of walkability and urban pathways.
“The science is still growing, and the models are becoming more robust. Eventually, Stonor wants to map how space affects peoples’ social interactions. “How do the ways people know their neighbors vary with spatial layout?” he wonders.”
Urban sustainability isn’t always easy, but there’s one easy answer to a lot of problems: the bicycle as a mainstream mode of transport.
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