We have written before that our cities are public space, not just an infrastructure to get you from store to workplace to home but something that has been designed for pleasure, culture and enrichment of our lives. We have posted often about Lori
From the always wonderful Streetfilms gang, "Featuring ample footage and photos from over a dozen cities worldwide, this video makes the case that America is woefully behind the curve in protecting its cyclists in big cities."
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"We will soon discover whether this bold evolutionary experiment of combining a large forebrain with opposable thumbs was really a good idea. Over the next decade, our species takes its university finals.
The data has been logged; the numbers have been crunched, and, after a nationwide study on green living, Corvallis, Oregon (Hey, that's where I live. Look at that.) has been named the Best Green Place to live in America by Country Home Magazine. The
In this new video from our friends at StreetFilms.org, the crew travels to Istanbul, Turkey to speak with local urban planner Kevser Üstündag, and see firsthand how this city of 12 million people is actively dealing with its transportation
While Homeland Security builds ever higher fences along the border and the Senators from New York and Illinois compete with promises to destroy trade with their respective states' biggest trading partner, economist and Grist contributor Ryan Avent
TreeHugger has discussed the danger of using electronics while walking or biking; we like to encourage people to walk or ride and to do it as safely as possible. In London, a study found that one in ten cellphone users has hurt themselves by walking
The folks behind Masdar City - the ecocity planned for the United Arab Emirates by Foster + Partners - have unveiled designs for the city's first piece of iconic architecture, a $300 million home for Masdar's corporate headquarters. The building will be
We’ve written before about the awesome example of urban renewal set by Bogota in Colombia, including a link to the first part of StreetFilms’ inspiring coverage of the city’s initiatives to improve walking, biking and mass transit infrastructure. Now
We do prattle on about how big cities are the answer to sustainability, yet were surprised by the results of the last two surveys, which indicated that most TreeHuggers drive and close to a third of us own houses. So what kind of community do you live
With Earth’s population growing exponentially there’s certainly cause for alarm. But a pair of new studies suggests there may be a cure for overpopulation that’s been right under our noses all along; big cities. Of course they don’t lead to the same
With over a third of the world's cranes hard at work building artificial islands, an underwater hotel, and the world's tallest building, biggest mall and most expensive airport, the United Arab Emirates has now turned it attention to building the
Road salt "burns trees, chokes vegetation, and contaminates soil. It depletes water of oxygen, and is toxic to many fish. Salts also accelerate the corrosion of automobiles, roads, bridges and sidewalks." Yet Toronto dumps
1) Forums user Its_not_easy_being_green wants to address some common misconceptions about hybrid cars, and hopefully clear the air (no pun intended) about what the electric motor really does, what the best way to reduce carbon emissions, and best
Over half of the world's populations now live and work in cities. This trend will continue during the 21st century, creating "supercities" out of places like New York, Los Angeles, London, Moscow, Beijing, Mumbai, Mexico City and more. These