Cycling Key to Paris Declaration: ‘City in Motion: People First!’


Source: Environment News Service 18 April 2014
Cycling Key to Paris Declaration: ‘City in Motion: People First!’

PARIS, France, April 16, 2014 (ENS) – Every year more than 76,600 people would be employed in green and healthy transport and 10,000 lives would be...

BMW increases i3 production 43%, Tesla fans snear


Source: TreeHugger 18 April 2014
BMW increases i3 production 43%, Tesla fans snear

Scrolling through my newsfeed this evening, I came across a wonderfully encouraging headline from Bloomberg: BMW lifts i3 electric car production...

Every Street Can't Be Everything to Everyone


Source: Sustainable Cities 17 April 2014
Every Street Can't Be Everything to Everyone

Recently I spoke about why Toronto shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss streetcars and light rail. Today, I’d like to talk about...

Sustainability reaching its limit in top Chinese cities


Source: South China Morning Post 17 April 2014
Sustainability reaching its limit in top Chinese cities

The richest cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, have reached a turning point at which improvement...

Urban Density and Sustainability


Source: Sustainable Cities 17 April 2014
Urban Density and Sustainability

Urban density is the number of people living in a particular urban area and is an important aspect of how cities function. Many modern urban...

Google buys Titan Aerospace, maker of solar planes that can stay in the sky for years


Source: TreeHugger 17 April 2014
Google buys Titan Aerospace, maker of solar planes that can stay in the sky for years

As Megan recently reported, Titan Aerospace's unmanned solar planes (the word 'drone' is so closely associated with military uses nowadays...

The City Is Dying


Source: Sustainable Cities 17 April 2014
The City Is Dying

Turns out, there is a geography to peak urbanization. First, I must address rural demographic dynamics. On one hand, the big loser...

The intersection of public health and transport in Indian cities


Source: TheCityFix 16 April 2014
The intersection of public health and transport in Indian cities

Typical transport investment and policy proposals in India often consider few factors, some being connectivity with surrounding areas...

A Tesla Model S is driving to all 4 corners of the US — you can follow it!


Source: TreeHugger 16 April 2014
A Tesla Model S is driving to all 4 corners of the US — you can follow it!

A team from Recargo, PlugShare, and Pluginsights is in the middle of an “Epic Electric American Roadtrip.” To be specific, Recargo...

Japan Company To Give Maglev Tech To U.S. For Free


Source: Popular Science 16 April 2014
Japan Company To Give Maglev Tech To U.S. For Free

The Japanese rail operator JR Tokai said it would not charge the US to license its proprietary "maglev" technology, which allows trains to hover...

How Did High-Speed Rail Transform China's Regional Transport Sector?


Source: Sustainable Cities 16 April 2014
How Did High-Speed Rail Transform China's Regional Transport Sector?

In the past few years, China has made eye-catching achievements in building the world’s largest high-speed rail system, with a total length of...

UK Announces £1bn for Three New Garden Cities


Source: Sustainable Cities 16 April 2014
UK Announces £1bn for Three New Garden Cities

The UK government has announced that it wishes to see three new garden cities built in the south of England. It has pledged £1 billion of funding...

Bacardi Sets Sustainability Goals


Source: Environmental Leader 15 April 2014
Bacardi Sets Sustainability Goals

The Bacardi Limited Good Spirited global sustainability program has set goals to reduce water and energy use and greenhouse gas emissions...

Designing a Bicycling Network for New Orleans


Source: YouTube 15 April 2014
Designing a Bicycling Network for New Orleans

As part of GOOD Ideas for New Orleans, the Biking & Transit team presents their solution for making biking more safe and...

Man charges a LEAF electric car using an Hawaiian volcano! (video)


Source: TreeHugger 15 April 2014
Man charges a LEAF electric car using an Hawaiian volcano! (video)

Green car geeks have known everything there is to know about regenerative braking ever since the first versions of the Honda Insight...

More Bikes Lanes On Less Congested Roads


Source: Planetizen 15 April 2014
More Bikes Lanes On Less Congested Roads

Comparison of before and after counts of vehicular volume-to-capacity ratio shows replacing car lanes with bike lanes may not adversely impact...

Does it make sense to make vehicles out of aluminum? Is it really better for the environment?


Source: TreeHugger 15 April 2014
Does it make sense to make vehicles out of aluminum? Is it really better for the environment?

One of the best way to make vehicles more energy efficient, whether they run on gasoline, diesel, natural gas, or electricity...

The chasm between business academics and development academics


Source: The Guardian 15 April 2014
The chasm between business academics and development academics

During my Master's degree, I was inspired by the words of Kofi Annan at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg...

#1 problem with owning an electric car?


Source: TreeHugger 15 April 2014
#1 problem with owning an electric car?

Modern plug-in electric cars and plug-in hybrid electric cars are still quite new, and there are some things to work out. One common point that is...

Dijon-Brest: Modal shift towards sustainable transport


Source: Energy Cities 14 April 2014
Dijon-Brest: Modal shift towards sustainable transport

Willing to build tramways, the Urban Communities of Brest and Dijon, both members of Energy Cities, decided to group their orders...

New range-extended London cab slashes fuel use


Source: TreeHugger 14 April 2014
New range-extended London cab slashes fuel use

When I wrote recently about David Cameron's views on London's "naturally occurring smog", I included a video about the Metrocab—a range-extended...

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