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New York State Climate Action Plan Interim Report Released

November 15, 2010
New York State Climate Action Plan Interim Report Released

Last year New York governor Paterson announced an ambitious goal to reduce carbon emissions for the state to 80% below 1990 levels by the year 2050. Last week, the New York Climate Action Council, the committee formed to prepare a plan to achieve this goal, released their first interim report. There will be a 6 […]

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Bus Rapid Transit Systems as a Solution for Sustainability

July 12, 2009

The New York Times reported on the success of a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Bogotá, Columbia called the TransMilenio. The Bogotá BRT has relieved the city from an overburdened transportation system composed mostly of individually-owned vehicles that shared the roads with ordinary buses. As noted in the Times article, the new system has […]

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New Urban Landscapes of Boom and Bust

July 5, 2009

The New York Times Magazine recently published an arresting photographic investigation of landscapes newly emerging from the economic downturn and mortgage crisis. These images, all by Edgar Martins, show us the changing face of the problems wrapped up in contemporary processes of urbanization. Just a few years ago the big issues on all our minds […]

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Global Warming = More Homicides

June 19, 2009

The New York Times published an article yesterday revealing a correlation between summer heat and homicide rates in NYC. The reason for the correlation reported by the Times is straightforward: more people get together to interact during warm summer months, increasing the likelihood of crime. If homicide rates correlate with air temperature, and if the […]

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Urbanization and Environmental Change in Time-lapse

June 4, 2009

Last week Wired posted a series of time-lapse videos of massive environmental change in different places around the world.  The most striking was this recording of urban growth in Dubai: I’m wondering if someday we’ll be able to make time-lapse sequences of shrinking urban space because of foreclosures and deindustrialization; something along the lines of […]

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