Oil

September 11, 2009, 9am PDT
A new rail system has opened in Dubai, becoming the world's longest fully automated, driverless metro system. But some wonder whether the system will see much use in the oil-rich Emirate.
Der Spiegel
August 31, 2009, 7am PDT
The population is expected to climb to 9 billion within the next 50 years. As a result, crucial natural resources will dwindle. This article looks at four that will be much harder to come by in the future.
Gizmag
Feature
November 13, 2008, 5am PST
Oil is running out and the climate is changing. How this impacts cities will largely be determined by how the urban design field reacts.
Nate Berg
Blog post
November 7, 2008, 6am PST
I'm in philadelphia for a few days to attend the symposium "Re-Imagining Cities: Urban Design After the Age of Oil". Along with a crew of notable writers and bloggers, I'll be writing live blog posts about the conference, all of which will be posted on the website of Next American City magazine. Tune in to their site to follow along.

This symposium has drawn hundreds of participants from around the globe to discuss the changes facing cities and communities as climate changes and resources diminish.
Nate Berg
September 10, 2008, 10am PDT
A decision on whether or not to swap potentially oil-rich, protected land in the Yukon Flats with private wetlands will not be reached for another year. Appraisals will be underway to determine whether or not the controversial trade is fair.
Anchorage Daily News
May 6, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>The agreement trades a massive open space donation and other terms for clearance to conduct exploratory drilling off the coast.</p>
The Planning Report
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