Posts Tagged city

Rocking Out on Bicycle

October 15, 2009
Rocking Out on Bicycle

I personally think the best way to see any city–a new one, the one you live in–is on bike. But when I say that, it is not quite as well heard as when David Byrne sings it.  His new book, Bicycle Diaries, is the story of his urban explorations on two wheels, in cities around […]

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Eco City Was A Dream

May 18, 2009
Eco City Was A Dream

But Not Looking Like It Will Become A Reality Most media sources that lean green covered the exciting emergence and development of China’s first eco-city, Dongtang. Actually, it would have been the world’s first start-from-scratch eco-city. Meant to be car free, renewable energy powered, and full of water recycling features, this city of 50,000 residents […]

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Electric Fish Deliveries

February 2, 2009
Electric Fish Deliveries

Supported in Part by CUNY I recently heard about an exciting initiative that in part exists thanks to our friends over at The Center for Sustainable Energy. The project is actually a van–an electric one that belongs to a fish distributor based in The Hunts Point Cooperative Market. This commercial market is the largest food […]

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Is the City Hurting Your Brain?

January 15, 2009

A Tree Can Fix It Do you ever feel like it is harder to keep your concentration and think simply while in the big city? Do you discover a noticeable difference in the solace of solitude and quiet, regarding how your brain functions? Chances are that at some point, you have felt very overwhelmed by […]

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City Sink

January 14, 2009
City Sink

How We Can Store Carbon in the Big Apple Over at the Van Alen Institute, Denise Hoffman-Brandt, a City College Landscape Architecture Professor is embarking on a really cool project. She is looking at opportunities to create carbon sinks and carbon capturing spaces within the city, through inclusive, comprehensive urban planting–not planning–realities. Counter to the […]

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