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  • This Is Not an Oxymoron: China as the World’s Green Superpower

    Mar 29, 2017, 7:54 am By ollie
    Far from the bustling, and often heavily polluted, coast lies China’s number one weapon in its growing “green” arsenal – the world’s largest solar farm. Located in north-western Qinghai province, Longyangxia Dam Solar Park covers 1- square miles (26…
  • Urban Spaces, Global Ideas, and the Silencing of Sait Tuzel

    Sep 21, 2016, 6:12 am By Carolyn Fortuna
    Urban spaces often inspire citizens to seek better lives. Sait Tuzel, a Turkish scholar, used digital and media literacy to teach language arts. He's been in prison as a result since August 2016.…
  • What’s Cycling Got to Do with Digital Literacy?

    Aug 31, 2016, 1:16 pm By Carolyn Fortuna
    Without access to digital tools, many Philadelphians couldn’t participate in a local bikeshare program.  A program to boost digital literacy changed that. The post What’s Cycling Got to Do with Digital Literacy? appeared first on Expert Sure.
  • Solar Sheep to the Rescue!

    Aug 24, 2016, 9:51 pm By Carolyn Fortuna
    Many solar farm designers didn’t plan for the high grasses that would grow up and block precious sunlight from solar panels.  The solution? Solar sheep!  Here’s an eco-business that’s new, different, and in demand.…
  • Vertical Gardens for Urban Areas

    Aug 16, 2016, 7:06 am By Carolyn Fortuna
    If you have only a small exterior space for growing plants and flowers, why not try a vertical garden? The post Vertical Gardens for Urban Areas appeared first on Expert Sure.
  • Environmental Literacy Initiatives for Urban Kids

    Aug 12, 2016, 8:08 pm By Carolyn Fortuna
    Environmental literacy programs often target urban kids to inspire connections to the natural world. The post Environmental Literacy Initiatives for Urban Kids appeared first on Expert Sure.
  • Tesla’s Autopilot: A Disincentive to Public Transit?

    Aug 2, 2016, 8:42 am By Carolyn Fortuna
    The debate is on! Will Tesla's Model S Autopilot usher in an era where commuting is easy and public transit loses its appeal? Does Tesla's Autopilot feature contribute to urban sprawl?…
  • A Contest to Fight Urbanisation

    Jul 30, 2016, 4:39 pm By Carolyn Fortuna
    What can a bunch of grad students do to try to combat urban sprawl? We'll find out as the entries for The Geneva Challenge arrive on July 31, 2016. The post A Contest to Fight Urbanisation appeared first on Expert Sure.
  • Urban Renewal: The Greening of Cities

    Mar 24, 2016, 7:12 pm By Jake Richardson
    If you imagine a green city, you might not first think of Houston, Texas, but according to a green building index, over half of the commercial square footage there has an EPA Energy Star or LEED rating. In fact, Houston has ranked as high as number 3 in the…
  • Urban Living 101

    Mar 24, 2016, 6:56 pm By Jake Richardson
    Urban living offers a number of advantages, but you may not be aware of what they are and how to enjoy them. Not owning and operating a car can save you thousands per year. Of course, the amount you save will vary depending on your living situation and…
  • Bike Commuting 101

    Mar 14, 2016, 5:17 pm By Jake Richardson
    There are two main benefits of bike commuting: saving money and gaining fitness. People who don’t own cars and employ a combination of biking, walking, and the use of public transportation can save thousands of dollars each year. You might be most…
  • Tech is Good, But We Need Transportation Planning for the City of the Future

    Feb 8, 2016, 11:31 am By Guest Contributor
    By Paul Mackie and Howard Jennings What does transportation in the U.S. city of the future look like? Mobility Lab gets asked this a lot because it’s clear that people have had it with the crushing traffic that dominates most of our cities, and 3 out of 4…
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