Posts Tagged polution

A Contest for the Concourse

November 3, 2009
A Contest for the Concourse

The Grand Concourse in the Bronx turns 100 this year. And to celebrate this momentous occasion, the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the Design Trust for Public Space held a competition on the re-imagination of this place for its next 100 + years. The winning submission  in the “ideas competition,” is  called pUMp — […]

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Too Many Trees Planted In Central Strip Of Roads Can Be Worse Than None; Can Trap Vehicle Exhaust Fumes

July 26, 2009
Too Many Trees Planted In Central Strip Of Roads Can Be Worse Than None; Can Trap Vehicle Exhaust Fumes

ScienceDaily (2009-07-21) — A new study suggests that we can improve city environments by planting trees down the middle of streets provided they are not too close together. Too many trees planted close together along a central strip, as is common in many major European cities could lead to more vehicle exhaust fumes being trapped […]

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NYC Ranked 12th Most Sustainable City in U.S.

July 19, 2009
NYC Ranked 12th Most Sustainable City in U.S.

I was surprised to hear that in a list recently released by the NRDC, New York was ranked as the 12th most sustainable city in the U.S.  That isn’t such a terrible spot to be in, but I assumed that our density and public transportation would have been enough to give us a formidable leg-up […]

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The Art of Plastic Waste and Green Space

June 1, 2009
The Art of Plastic Waste and Green Space

I live on the edge of Propsect Park (the Brooklyn quartered Olmstead and Vaux masterpiece, for you unfamiliar readers). This location affords me the privilege of easy access to green, open space and I take advantage of this privilege often. On the Mondays that follow beautiful weekend weather, however, I usually avoid strolling across the […]

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Emissions Down

April 1, 2009
Emissions Down

Renewable Energy Investment Needs to be Up! People are talking more and more about the drop in carbon emissions, resulting from the shrinking global economy.  Some are saying this is the up side to an economic slow down as it buys us more time to figure out what exactly we are doing about climate change. […]

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