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A recent article on the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog argues that instead of chasing gleaming skyscrapers, planners in developing cities should build a new model of the "world class" city.
Yesterday   Stanford Social Innovation Review
In December, the Rockefeller Foundation chose the first 33 cities to receive funding and support through its 100 Resilient Cities Challenge. Here's what comes next.
Jan 13, 2014   Future Cities
A growing body of scientific research shows that open office plans harm wellbeing and job performance.
Jan 10, 2014   The New Yorker
Yes, and that's a good thing, say opponents of lifting the 1975 ban on crude oil exports. Brad Plumer examines this argument and explains the two other chief reasons, the environment and refinery lobbying, to maintain the ban on exporting crude oil.
Jan 10, 2014   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Architecture Critic Alexandra Lange, in her first op-ed for Dezeen, calls on architects to make better use of social media than just as a tool for shameless self-promotion.
Jan 9, 2014   Dezeen
For years, architects have promoted the possibilities of transforming shipping containers into housing. But design and functional challenges make that process difficult. With its shippable modular buildings, MEKA may have found a livable alternative.
Jan 6, 2014   Treehugger
Though their lack of emissions is admirable, the knock on electric vehicles is that their power is likely derived from dirty sources. Could a new solar-powered car unveiled by Ford kick-start the era of renewable energy-powered transportation?
Jan 6, 2014   Fast Company Co.Exist
Here are five urban IT projects that are set to win big this year -- and serve as examples for cities everywhere.
Jan 5, 2014   Future Cities
Gas prices will drop due to surging U.S. oil production according to an U.S. Energy Dept. report. Another report from the International Energy Agency points to surging carbon dioxide emissions, not from oil but from coal burning, largely from China.
Jan 4, 2014   The New York Times - Energy & Environment
A new study by IHS Automotive predicts that 54 million self-driving cars will be on the road by 2035, and that every car will be autonomous by 2050.
Jan 3, 2014   Los Angeles Times
Streetsblog has announced the winners of its annual readers' poll on the year's best in sustainable transportation and livable communities.
Jan 3, 2014   DC.Streetsblog