blockitecture leaderboard

Where Are We Going To Charge Our Cars?

Cities need stations where electric cars can recharge in order for the new technology to take off and become a reality in the future, The Wall Street Journal reports.

"With an increase in electric car technology, and the promise of cars like the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf, the need for electric vehicle infrastructure is severe. Cities and regions presently lack the type of robust infrastructure that would allow these vehicles to become a mainstay on the roads.

Likely this is a chicken-and-egg problem: low demand for electric cars without proper infrastructure, and low willingness to put infrastructure until the cars are there.

Governments, public utilities, and private companies are taking measures to address this issue."

Thanks to Michael Rodriguez



Battery swapping

Why can't existing gas stations do battery swapping? I believe this approach is becoming the leader in Europe.

building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
Red necktie with map of Boston

For dads and grads: tie one on to celebrate your city!

Choose from over 20 styles imprinted with detailed city or transit maps.

Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
City Plate table setting

New Arrival! City Plates

City downtown cores printed on gorgeous decorative collectible porcelain plates.