Energy

As gas prices rise and the hype ramps up again about electric cars as the "solution" to green mobility in cities, I find myself busy once again pointing out that the biggest challenge in cities when it comes to how we get around, isn't about what comes out of the tailpipe of your car. Opinion
Apr 29, 2014   By Brent Toderian
Following the success of programs in LA and San Francisco, more cities in California are making the switch to LED lights to save on energy costs and provide more sustainable street lighting.
Oct 16, 2009   SF Streetsblog
Carolyn Steel gives a talk inspired by her new book "Hungry Cities," about the history of feeding urban areas, and the ways in which food might reach increasingly urban populations in the future.
Oct 12, 2009   TED.com
During my first week in China, I have spoken to dozens of people and toured all over Beijing. I even have a map listing the locations of all of the McDonalds in Beijing. Spatial theorists need to write down a model to explain how a uniform distribution of McDonalds is what we observe. Opinion
Sep 13, 2009   By Matthew E. Kahn
Opinion
Jun 23, 2009   By Steven Polzin
Consumers in India, Brazil, and China scored the highest (and those in the U.S. the lowest) in a survey conducted by National Geographic and Globescan for green behavior.
Jun 2, 2009   THE DIRT
Professor David Godschalk, City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill, discussed the need to initiate 'positive development' strategies in cities during a National Building Museum symposium.
Jun 2, 2009   THE DIRT
Sara Robinson of the Campaign for America's Future outlines in the first of a series of articles why we simply won't be able to "return to normal."
Apr 8, 2009   Campaign for America's Future
No drastic changes will occur in American suburbs over the next quarter century, Columbia University professor contends.
Feb 9, 2009   Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy--Rutgers
The City of Austin is set to take in a record amount of solar power to advance towards a goal of deriving 30% of local energy from renewable sources by 2020.
Feb 2, 2009   Austin American-Statesman
Plans to scrape hundreds of thousands of acres of the Mojave Desert for solar panel installations may endanger wildlife and are pitting environmentalists against each other.
Jan 23, 2009   Salon.com