Welcome to the modern world. Just at the point in history when we needed to manage our consumption, we had installed all the conditions for a fossil-fuel driven boom in consumerism.
Among the disappointments in the 2015:Q1 GDP figures was weak consumption growth, which was a little surprising given the extra cash most consumers have on hand as a result of lower energy prices.
Buenos Aires is fast becoming one of the most admired cities in the world when it comes to reinventing streets and transportation.
For too long cities tried to make parking a core feature of the urban fabric, only to discover that yielding to parking demand tears that fabric apart.
In the U.S. walking & biking to school is becoming extinct, get inspired by some Streetfilms to change that.
The world appears far from getting a grip on world oil-fueled shipping. The ongoing consequences are well known, but periodic disasters get our attention.
•U.S. Public Transit Reports Record Ridership in 2013 •Fitch Ratings: Failure to Invest in Transit Could Hurt the Whole Economy •Copenhagen Free Bike Rental •Evolution of the Bicycle
Without a doubt, 2013 has been a banner year for bike-share in the United States. Major systems were implemented in New York City and Chicago, and many others debuted or expanded in other cities. In fact, Citi Bike users have biked over 10 million miles and the system is closing in on 100,000 annual members!
The tips and tricks of biking culture in Amsterdam.
•The secrets of the world’s happiest cities •Fifteen Tons of Groceries, Sailing Down the Hudson •Flint’s Ingenious Plan to “Right-Size” Its Streets With Road Diets •Commuting’s Hidden Cost
What forward-looking cities are learning about race, equity and building better bike lanes + 6 ways to broaden support for better bike lanes.
How do we solve the problem of the suburbs? Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car — which he calls "a gas-belching, time-wasting, life-threatening prosthetic device" — by making our cities more walkable and more pleasant for more people.