The Netherlands

Amersfoort, Netherlands cityscape in the Vathorst district at twilight.

The Dutch to Crack Down on Large Investors in the Housing Market

Several Dutch cities are planning to limit the reach of large investors in the housing market by limiting the resale of cheap or mid-priced homes.

September 8, 2021 -

Bike Shed Netherlands

Busting Myths About Car-Light Cities

According to one Canadian couple living in Holland, walkable cities and good bike infrastructure aren't just a Dutch anomaly.

July 29, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Rotterdam, the Netherlands

GE's Massive Offshore Wind Turbine Makes Waves in the Industry

With a diameter longer than two football fields, a new wind turbine design promises to revolutionize the wind energy industry.

January 6, 2021 - The New York Times

Bike Shed Netherlands

World's Longest Bike Bridge Under Construction in the Netherlands

De Blauwe Loper, the Blue Carpet in English, will redefine bike infrastructure ambition.

March 11, 2020 - The Architect's Newspaper

Air Travel

French 'EcoTax' Targets Air Travel to Benefit Rail Network

The Minister for Transport called it "part of the answer to climate change" – charging air travelers a modest fee for international trips that originate in France and investing the revenue in greener alternatives such as rail transport.

July 18, 2019 - The Washington Post

Gas and Oil Company

Royal Dutch Shell: Big Oil with a Conscience?

Big Oil companies are not all alike. Royal Dutch Shell is the first one to part ways with a major oil industry trade group over differences on climate change. It's also linking executive pay to goals to reduce the company's carbon footprint.

April 5, 2019 - The Washington Post

Bike Path

This Dutch Suburb Never Had to Be Retrofitted

The Dutch city of Houten never had a car-centric past.

June 7, 2018 - People for Bikes

Bike Shed Netherlands

The World's Largest Bike Parking Facility Opening in The Netherlands

The story of Utrecht's new bike parking garage—with enough space initially for 6,000 bikes—has a surprising twist: local bike advocates don't think it's big enough.

August 9, 2017 - The Guardian


Another Nail in the Coffin of the Internal Combustion Engine?

Is the movement away from gasoline and diesel-powered cars unstoppable? In response to air pollution litigation, the British government announced on July 26 that sales of gasoline and diesel vehicles would be banned by 2040.

July 31, 2017 - The New York Times

play fountain

Beating the Heat (Island Effect) with the Japanese Tradition of Uchimizu

Can a few splashes of water on hot pavement reduce the heat island effect? Researchers find evidence to support a traditional Japanese method of cooling the environment.

May 5, 2017 - The Poetry of Science

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