Renewable Energy World reports that think tanks are making hug strides in the efficiency of solar panels.
Jun 11, 2010 Renewable Energy World
As Shanghai aims to bring people together through spectacle, Edwin Heathcote examines the concept behind the festival and questions its relevancy.
Jun 9, 2010 Financial Times
340KM above your head, the first human dwelling beyond Earth's surface has just been completed. Last week, a space shuttle launched on May 14 added the final building block to the $125 billion International Space Station.
Jun 8, 2010 Building Design
Lester Brown of the Earth Policy Institute proposes renovating city parking lots into actual parks would go a long way to improving the air quality of cities.
Jun 8, 2010 AutoBlogGreen
A new study by Reid Ewing and Robert Cervero in JAPA finds that "intersection density" is the single best indicator that people will walk and bike instead of driving.
Jun 7, 2010 Grist
IBM dispatched a team to Ho Chi Minh City on a charity mission to see if they could optimize the city of nine million people with infrastructural improvements. Jebediah Reed talks with IBM's team leader.
Jun 6, 2010 The Infrastructurist
This post from <em>Gizmag</em> looks at Anatoly Unitsky's String Transport Systems, which are trains that operate on above-ground rails at speeds of up to 300 miles per hour -- in theory.
Jun 6, 2010 Gizmag
Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, was planned by the Russian government in the 1950s with extensive infrastructure and lush city parks. That infrastructure is deteriorating, while more of the nomadic population move to the city to survive.
Jun 4, 2010 POLIS
Cities around the world are trying to undo decades of car-oriented planning. Lester Brown takes a look at the trend and finds some models for other global cities to follow.
Jun 3, 2010 Grist
Famed architect Leon Krier says that "metropolitan development is a mistake and is unsustainable," calling for a more polycentric approach.
Jun 2, 2010 The Urban Vision