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Paul Lukez Architecture breaks ground on sustainable multi-use development in China

1/7<p>Paul Lukez Jindu Sustainable Pavilion lead<p>Paul Lukez and his team at Paul Lukez Architecture (PLA) are masters of sustainable design, and they’ve …

Architecture

Towards the circular economy - Reports - World Economic Forum

A circular economy is an industrial system that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design. It replaces the end-of-life concept with …

Sustainability

The Problem With Opportunity Zones

Will tax incentives really encourage investors to help revitalize low-income communities? Research on similar efforts from the past suggests otherwise.<p>The latest federal effort to revitalize impoverished parts of the country using tax incentives is beginning to take shape. Unfortunately, if history …

Income Inequality

Global Demand for Energy Is Soaring. These Are The Key Sources Meeting The Need

Global demand for energy is soaring and shows no signs of slowing down. Rapidly growing economies in developing nations and the growing usage of power-hungry tech in our daily lives points to demand speeding up in the coming decades. Our appetite for energy seems insatiable. Whether it’s to run the …

Renewable Energy

How do you get a city ready to have an extra 85,000 people in it?

Source: Department of Housing<p>THE TRANSFER OF staff, budgets and a host of services between two sets of councils is set to be a “major challenge” to …

City Politics

What Cities Need to Understand About Bikeshare Now

Public or private? Docked or dockless? E-bike or e-scooter? It’s complicated. But bikesharing is now big business, and cities need to understand how these emerging systems operate—and who operates them.<p>Updated: April 25, 2018<p>At the beginning of April, the ride-hailing giant Uber acquired the …

New York City

The Highs and Lows of American Electricity

Why do consumers in some states pay more every month despite lower electricity prices — and vice versa?<p>Last month, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute published its annual assessment of state electricity prices. Prices in many states fell last year, according to data from the …

Natural Gas

If You Download These 5 Apps, You Probably Don't Need a Financial Adviser

Confession: I only look at my bank account once a month. I know, I know, I should be checking my balance daily, but I have to admit, I find managing …

Personal Finance

Yes, Solar And Wind Really Do Increase Electricity Prices -- And For Inherently Physical Reasons

In my last column I discussed an apparent paradox: why, if solar panels and wind turbines are so cheap, do they appear to be making electricity so expensive?<p>One big reason seems to be their inherently unreliable nature, which requires expensive additions to the electrical grid in the form of …

Renewable Energy

Here's the first office building certified under Canada's Zero Carbon Building Standard

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has announced the first building certified under their new Zero Carbon standard, an office building in …

Five ways China's past has shaped its present

<b>To understand today's headlines about China's approach to issues such as trade, foreign policy or internet censorship, turn to its past.</b><p>The country is perhaps more aware of its own history than any other major society on earth. That remembering is certainly partial - events like Mao's Cultural …

China

Xcel Energy Gets FAA Approval for BVLOS Drone Monitoring of Transmission Lines

Colorado's biggest utility company plans to implement drones to monitor power lines, with BVLOS regulations waived completely.<p>CHIP CHIPMAN/Bloomberg …

How the Evolving Green Building Movement is Shifting the Way We Live

A Q&A with Mahesh Ramunujam, president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, who developed the LEED certification program.<p>Earth Day is fast …

Sustainability

This self-sustaining Australian home harvests its own food, energy, and water

Building a self-sustaining home can involve a higher upfront investment, but it usually pays off in the long run thanks to increased efficiency and …

Breaking Down the City’s Rezoning Process

<b>Q. I know zoning is important, but thinking about it makes my eyes glaze over. Can you briefly explain it, and how the rezoning process works?</b><p>A. I hear you on this one. When I’m having trouble sleeping, I’ll sometimes read the city’s zoning laws. It works like a charm.<p>Jokes aside, it is difficult …

Urban Design

California’s housing crisis and the density delusion

Once seen as a human-scale alternative to the crowded cities of the past, California’s cities are targeted by policy makers and planners dreaming of …

11 of the best Google Chrome extensions to make your life easier

Chrome's web store is full of little digital gadgets to help make your web browsing simpler, more productive, and more enjoyable. Here are our top …

Roads to nowhere: how infrastructure built on American inequality

From highways carved through thriving ‘ghettoes’ to walls segregating black and white areas, US city development has a long and divisive history<p>It’s a little after 3pm in Detroit’s 8 Mile neighbourhood, and the cicadas are buzzing loudly in the trees. Children weave down the pavements on bicycles, …

Urbanism

Small-scale solar power is changing lives and disrupting traditional models

Solar power is becoming an increasingly important part of the planet's energy mix. In 2016, solar photovoltaic grew faster than any other fuel, with …

Renewable Energy

Mapping the 'Conflict Zones' Between Sprawl and Biodiversity

If cities keep growing as they do now, nearly 400 of them will sprawl into the habitats of endangered species by 2030.<p>By 2030, the world is expected to add another billion people or so, bringing the total population to roughly 8.5 billion. And with humans becoming increasingly urban, sprawl will …

Biodiversity

How Seattle Is Winning the War on the Car Commute

Despite massive job growth, just 25 percent of workers drove themselves in 2017.<p>Seattle is among the fastest growing cities in the U.S., thanks largely to Amazon’s addition of 35,000 employees since 2010. For all the economic benefits that come with growth, it has also created a variety of civic …

Transportation

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

Leadership

HyTech Power may have solved hydrogen, one of the hardest problems in clean energy - Vox

The “hydrogen economy” may be a thing after all.<p>It is an odd twist of chemistry that there is fuel embedded in the most common substance on earth: water.<p>Hydrogen — the H of H2O fame — turns out to be something of an all-purpose element, a Swiss Army knife for energy. It can be produced without …

Here’s what happened the last time the living things in our oceans and lakes died

On January 5, 2018, a paper published in the journal Science delivered a sobering message: The oxygenation of open oceans and coastal seas has been steadily declining during the past half century. The volume of ocean with no oxygen at all has quadrupled, and the volume where oxygen levels are …

Why transit nerds are so jealous of Seattle

The city’s tweeting traffic engineer explains how small changes to streets are adding up to big improvements<p>The first thing you might consider after looking at the Twitter feed of Seattle’s chief traffic engineer Dongho Chang is that he may possibly be two, or three, or even four people.<p>It does not …

Urban Design

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

× It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site.<p>Blocked IP Address<p>Your IP …

Real Estate

How historic Pullman became a national model for community revitalization

In metropolitan regions across the U.S., you’ll see remarkably similar patterns of inequity, in which a “favored quarter” attracts wealth like a …

Urban Design

4 Free Must Have Mobile Photography Apps

Let us all face the facts: mobile photography isn’t going anywhere. It’s only getting better — the cameras, the apps, the photos. I’m not one that …

Mobile Photography

This Startup Is Using Pollution to Help Build a Clean Energy Future | Inc.com

Everywhere you look today, it seems like we're on the brink of a clean energy revolution. Electric car sales are estimated to have topped a million units in 2017. Wind and solar installations are booming with rapidly declining costs. Goldman Sachs predicts that $3 trillion will be invested in clean …

Clean Energy

Rumors Of Our Demise: The Science And Economics Of Climate Change

Anthropogenic global warming is being superimposed on a highly variable natural system; it is not obvious how much of the change is natural.<p>Estimates …