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California's economy is not only the "least carbon-intensive" in the United States, it's the second lowest in the world when measured per economic output, according to a new study that evaluates economics and environment.
3 days ago   San Francisco Chronicle
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"How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City," by Joan DeJean, is full of creative insights on the symptoms of urban modernity as well as bold statements about how Paris came to be one of the world's great cities. Exclusive
Aug 12, 2014  By Josh Stephens
Jason Fargo follows the announcement that the FBI will soon set up shop outside of the infamous and despised J Edgar Hoover Building in Washington D.C. by listing six buildings that residents of cities "love to hate."
Aug 10, 2014   Guardian
Chuck Wolfe revisits five instances of how we can learn from the urbanism we already have.
Aug 8, 2014   The Huffington Post
The proposed Grand Paris Express program, which began construction this summer and is expected for completion in 2030, will serve 2 million people a day at "wildly fast speeds." Then there's light rail in the United States.
Jul 24, 2014   the transport politic
Tom Jacobs details the findings of a study out of France that finds evidence of what researchers call "green altruism"—or people treating each other better after period of immersion in a natural environment.
Jul 23, 2014   Pacific Standard
Helsinki, capital of Finland's, is working to create a "mobility on demand" system that integrates shared and public transit in a single payment network. The idea is that with such a system in place, residents would no longer need cars.
Jul 16, 2014   Guardian Cities
Cracking the upward GHG emissions curve in the transport sector has proved exceedingly difficult. Research from Aalborg University in Denmark suggests that in some industrialized societies this may be changing.
Jun 27, 2014   Planning Practice and Research
A new study by the World Bank examines the benefits for policies addressing clean transportation, energy efficiency in industry, and energy efficiency in buildings in five countries and the European Union.
Jun 26, 2014   The World Bank
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An interview with artist and critic Jonathon Keats, who recently implemented a project in Berlin where participants will anchor pinhole "century cameras" around the city to record its changes over a period of 100 years. Exclusive
Jun 19, 2014  By James Brasuell
French companies attempt to boost bike commutes by paying employees who cycle to work.
Jun 8, 2014   Reuters