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  • Singapore Airport Getting its Own Bio-Dome

    Sat 10:00am By Steve Hanley
    Construction has begun on a new BioDome for Singapore’s JewelChangi Airport. Designed by Moshe Safdie Architects, the glass dome will cover nearly 1.5 million square feet of space and have retail, leisure and entertainment facilities as well as green…
  • Edenkeeper Talks Walden Pond and Spirituality

    Thu 12:00pm By Jo Borrás
    Throughout Thoreau’s philosophy one can see a sort of neo-Taoism, specifically a way of understanding “higher” thought, spiritual and otherwise, through his reverance of nature: “It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a…
  • Chargepoint, Atlanta Falcons Team Up for EV Charging

    Thu 11:00am By Jo Borrás
    The NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and ChargePoint have scored a touchdown by boosting electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure within Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons and ChargePoint had a kickoff event at their most recent home against the Pittsburgh Steelers…
  • 210 Sq Ft “Minim” Tiny House Is Marvellous

    Tue 2:30pm By Steve Hanley
    This 22′ X 10′ Minim House in Washington, DC packs a lot of living into its 210 square feet of living space. The idea for the tiny house came from Brian Levy, vice president of Pollin Energy and Retrofits, a company that promotes sustainable living…
  • Ace Parking Boosts EV Charging Infrastructure

    Dec 9, 2014, 12:00 pm By Jo Borrás
    Advanced batteries made of exotic alloys, expensive electric super cars, and slick Formula E race cars may be the sexy side of alternative transportation, but no matter how green the cars themselves get, they’ll still need the help of forward-thinking urban…
  • Innovative Sports Complex In Brazil

    Dec 8, 2014, 4:00 pm By Steve Hanley
    Brazil has some of the most densely populated cities in the world. Now OSPA, a Brazilian architecture and design firm, has proposed a novel solution for a new sports complex at UFCSPA, a national university in the city of Canoas. Instead of spreading the…
  • Babies and Beer Gardens: a New Urban Dynamic

    Dec 4, 2014, 1:00 pm By Steve Hanley
    Beer gardens and beer halls are popping up in cities all across America and they are discovering a new category of customer – moms with kids. In traditional German beer gardens, whole families would gather to quaff the ales, munch bratwursts, and socialize…
  • Tiny House Movement Benefits Low Income Families

    Dec 2, 2014, 12:30 pm By Steve Hanley
    The Tiny House movement seeks to teach people how to live comfortably in less space. Instead of 10,000 square foot mansions, Tiny Houses are usually between 100 and 400 square feet. The objective is not only to teach people how to live a more sustainable…
  • German Village Has Huge, 300% Energy Surplus

    Dec 1, 2014, 1:00 pm By Steve Hanley
    The German village of Wildpoldsried is producing 321% more energy than it needs. Selling that energy surplus back to the region’s local utility company adds $5.7 million dollars to the town’s treasury. Wildpoldsried’s green initiative first started in…
  • Free Home Solar Could Green Up Your Local Grid

    Dec 1, 2014, 8:30 am By Jo Borrás
    Sustainability is at the core of many modern urban planning initiatives- and for good reason! Time and again, the most sustainable cities have proven to be the happiest and healthiest cities, thanks to the strong community bonds formed when cars and trucks…
  • Plan to Stay Safe With Emergency Lighting

    Nov 28, 2014, 11:00 am By Jo Borrás
    Urban planners consider where people live and where they work in laying out city streets, stop signs, and traffic lights for maximum safety. Street lights, too, help to “herd” human traffic to and from work, home, and school in carefully planned ways. What…
  • Imagining the Zero Waste City of Tomorrow

    Nov 26, 2014, 11:00 am By Steve Hanley
    Around the world, cities are committed to becoming Zero Waste communities by adopting new principles and changing the way they manage waste. And they are finding that eliminating waste is not only environmentally beneficial but also economically…
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