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October 10, 2019, 11am PDT
Preventing electricity losses makes power generation more efficient. Those efficiencies translate into lower emissions.
Inside Science
October 7, 2019, 12pm PDT
A move toward wooden buildings would lead to a host of positive environmental, economic, and livability outcomes.
The New York Times
October 6, 2019, 7am PDT
Not one, not two, but three articles in the past week paint dire portraits of the world that cars have created.
The New York Times
October 4, 2019, 5am PDT
Animals are not only evolving in remarkable ways to meet the challenges of urban environments, but they are doing it quickly.
Wired
October 2, 2019, 10am PDT
A compendium of benefits of walkable urban places, put together by Hazel Borys and Kaid Benfield.
PlaceShakers
September 23, 2019, 11am PDT
To show his company's commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2040, Jeff Bezos announced Thursday that Amazon would purchase 100,000 battery-electric delivery vans from Michigan-based Rivian. The trucks will begin service in 2021.
Bloomberg News via Transport Topics
September 19, 2019, 12pm PDT
Bikes are an important part of many people’s lives, and fostering a world where cycling has a place involves recognizing this diversity of experience.
Streetsblog Chicago
September 18, 2019, 6am PDT
Density and diversity—where boundaries between spaces and uses are lessened—create more vibrant, livable places and more functional cities.
Fast Company
September 15, 2019, 7am PDT
Large American cities are losing bus and train riders, but in France, most cities have seen the opposite trend.
theTransportPolitic
September 14, 2019, 11am PDT
Air conditioning has drastically changed modern life and the ways cities have developed. But, the environmental consequences are immense, and it’s time to cut back.
The Guardian
September 14, 2019, 5am PDT
A growing number of cities around the world, and around the United States, have banned horse-drawn carriages out of concern for the health and welfare of the horses.
WHYY
September 9, 2019, 10am PDT
European researchers have published a new study in the journal Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment that might be a hard pill to swallow for some transit advocates.
Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
September 8, 2019, 5am PDT
A researcher at the University of Sydney in Australia offers three recommendations for planners to better negotiate the real world of politics and governance to help create healthier communities.
The Conversation
September 7, 2019, 5am PDT
It was long thought that a finite supply of lithium, a key element needed for electric vehicle batteries, would constrain the production of zero-emission vehicles, but the opposite happened: a slow down in EV demand has caused lithium prices to drop.
Oil Price
September 5, 2019, 10am PDT
The idea of cities as components of larger megaregions has lost some of its popularity, Alon Levy looks at regions around the world to try to understand how useful the concept is in understanding cities and regions.
Pedestrian Observations
September 5, 2019, 7am PDT
Hurricane Dorian wreaked havoc on the Bahamas for several days before turning toward the Southeastern United States.
Vox
September 4, 2019, 10am PDT
Making materials like cement, plastic, glass, and steel creates a lot of emissions. In an opinion piece, Bill Gates argues any climate plan needs to grapple with these hard-to-decarbonize industries.
Gates Notes
September 4, 2019, 7am PDT
Skateboarding is becoming a legitimate part of the urban landscape by revitalizing public spaces and engaging young people and the broader community.
The Conversation
September 3, 2019, 6am PDT
There's more than one way to incentive transit ridership with fare capping.
Steven Can Plan
September 2, 2019, 11am PDT
Since its founding a decade ago, Uber has reshaped the world through a trajectory of highs and lows.
The New York Times