Sustainable Cities Collective

July 17, 2011, 9am PDT
Chuck Wolfe explains how the fusion of laundromats and dining are evidence of the evolving city and the ongoing need for regulatory reform.
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June 24, 2011, 1pm PDT
When other musicians opt to romanticize L.A. with images of Hollywood and Malibu mansions, pop band Death Cab for Cutie captures the opposite in the music video for their new single, "Home Is A Fire."
Sustainable Cities Collective
June 8, 2011, 2pm PDT
Donovan Gillman writes that since most of us can't simply get by without cars, we need "more livable and likable places to park them." His post at Sustainable Cities Collective includes photos of some interesting car parks.
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June 1, 2011, 2pm PDT
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie defunded the construction of the ARC Tunnel (connecting NJ to NY via increased rail service), claiming that it was fiscally irresponsible. Now, Christie is using state funds to finance the construction of a mega-mall.
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May 14, 2011, 5am PDT
A recent tour through housing developments in Hong Kong shows that the large spaces Americans treasure in homes are not necessarily the best method for urbanizing areas, according to this post.
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May 12, 2011, 5am PDT
A $550 million plan to retrofit the Empire State Building pays off by attracting a new high-profile tenant, the social networking giant LinkedIn.com.
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May 11, 2011, 12pm PDT
Eager to see the national train system (the Deutsche Bahn) regain its prestige and reputation for efficiency, the state-owned rail operator has pledged to invest 6 billion euros to acquire 300 of the most advanced high-speed trains in the world.
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April 28, 2011, 8am PDT
Two writers from different parts of the world collaborate to expound on the evolution of places and how best to understand the changes underway in the urban world.
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April 26, 2011, 5am PDT
The completed <em>Madrid Rio Project</em> will transform a highway into a large urban park, and is just part of the ambitious agenda of Mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, an agenda that earned him the nickname "the pharaoh."
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April 22, 2011, 1pm PDT
The U.S. often gets a bad rap for its sprawling suburbs and unplanned development, but Robert Kwolek notes that many European cities and other parts of the world aren't far behind.
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April 21, 2011, 10am PDT
At a national conference on brownfields, representatives from the EPA outlined how to safely farm an urban garden on top of a contaminated site.
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April 18, 2011, 12pm PDT
The EPA is moving its regional headquarters from downtown Kansas City (Kansas) to a suburb 20 miles outside the city, a move which "could nearly triple transportation carbon emissions associated with the facility," according to Kaid Benfield.
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April 15, 2011, 5am PDT
Cities across the country are re-utilizing brownfield sites as solar farms.
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April 13, 2011, 1pm PDT
Marissa Ramirez, a planner, biologist, and former cancer researcher, writes about the connection between the neighborhoods children grow up in and their health later in life.
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March 29, 2011, 2pm PDT
Sustainable design and historic preservation design have sometimes been at odds. But a group of experts says these two goals can work together to improve building sustainability.
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March 9, 2011, 1pm PST
An event held at The Brookings Institution invited transit experts to discuss the lessons learned from BRT systems in Latin America and their applicability in the United States.
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March 3, 2011, 9am PST
A study of Twitter-use patterns found that some cities are far more active early in the morning, while others showed higher activity at night or on weekends.
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February 23, 2011, 1pm PST
A recent urban design conference held at North Carolina State University focused on the concept of the "Sustainable Suburb" and how to achieve it.
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February 18, 2011, 11am PST
Yuri Artibise is an expert on infographics and has chosen his favorite ones on cities.
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February 17, 2011, 8am PST
Eighteen companies from around the globe have formed a CarSharing Association to reduce car-ownership and promote a more sustainable transportation model.
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