You’re cooking dinner. You realize you’re missing a key ingredient – garlic for the pasta, let’s say, or lettuce for your salad. Something without which you can’t get the meal on the table. How long would it take you to walk to a store where you can buy it?
New York City get ready - the latest addition to your built environment will be a self-reinforcing fungus tower.
St. Louis could soon be transformed by a national park spanning one of the city’s highways. Impressive stuff.
Isabel Sterne on the self-reinforcing fungus tower coming to New York City.
Getting urban transport right is not easy. But it’s critical for cities: an inefficient urban transport system impedes the growth of the urban economy, and has social costs too.
Lean urbanism should resonate not only with the younger generation of planners and designers who want to have an impact, but others who harbor a libertarian streak. At least some attracted to the Tea Party, Duany says, have had a bad experience with government regulation that has prevented them from doing something they feel is sensible.
[Image: Michigan Municipal League]
Lean Urbanism is a movement worth keeping an eye on.
Increasing population coupled with high rates of urbanization has resulted in a solid waste management crisis. Yet despite shared challenges, the approach to waste management differs in the global north and global south.
That rise in transit ridership outpaced a 20 percent growth in population and a 23 percent increase in vehicle miles traveled over the same time period.
The informal sector: one of seven differences between waste collection in the global north and global south.
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?