Category Archives: City Planning

Self Driving PRT Pod Heathrow Airport

PRT- Self Driving Travel Pods On Demand

Small Scale Rapid Transit: In a previous post,  we reviewed Light Rail and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) options.  In comparison to larger heavy rail systems, Light Rail and Bus Rapid lines each can be less capital intensive, more people friendly, and spur nearby development. The

albedo-from-space-2

Lighter Surface Colors- Cooler World

High Albedo reflects sunlight Albedo is simply the “whiteness” of a surface; its ability to reflect light energy. Surface  reflectivity is measured in values between Zero and One-  Zero indicates complete  black and one means totally white.  When evaluating a surface, assigning it a value

Brooklyn Queens Crosstown Light Rail

BRT – Downtown Bus or Upscale Ride?

Is the BRT a better bus? No one likes the bus. No one wants to take the bus. But people do take the bus. In dense metropolitan areas, people take  transit for a variety of reasons: For many, it simply makes sense rather than battle traffic

Netherlands Floating Homes

Dutch Plan for Rising Seas- Floating Homes

Flood resistant houses built on water:  In many coastal regions there is abundant evidence of sea level rise- and the rate of coastal loss is increasing. Countries with the most to lose are those that are the closest to sea level. We are seeing big flood

Green Roof on Eco House

Sustainable Green Roofs- A Growing Idea

Living (green) roofs insulate and beautify: Green roofs are now sprouting up nearly everywhere- and have stared to come into their own. Once considered an odd, one-off that might be seen in some art colony in Vermont- Well insulated green roofs run the gamut of building styles-from

Spark Urban Farm Concept for Singapore

Growth in City Farms for Locavores

Urban Farming-A sustainable, organic food solution: There is a nationwide uptick in Urban Farming. From rooftops to old factory lots… to- at times –  unclaimed land bits and patches-what was once considered an odd, hipster thing to do, has now become just a little more

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