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Jakarta at 30 million: my city is choking and sinking – it needs a new Plan B

Imagining a more stable future for this thrilling but chaotic metropolis – with its 3.5 million daily commuters – is not easy for those who live and work here. One leading Jakarta architect offers his vision for a smaller-scale future<p>Unlike other megalopolises across the world, and in sharp …

Hyundai Ioniq Electric becomes most efficient electric car ever rated by the EPA

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its official fuel economy rating for the new 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric, the Korean automaker’s first all-electric car, and it took the first spot as the most efficient car rated by the agency – dethroning the BMW i3.<p>With an EPA-rated range of …

Electric bike scheme first to be launched in the UK

<b>The UK's first city-wide electric bike scheme has been launched in Exeter.</b><p>The "Co-bikes" are currently available from five sites in Exeter, including the central train station, the university and Sowton Park and Ride.<p>It's hoped that by spring 2017 there will be eight hubs around the city.<p>The …

Electric Bikes

The Second Life Of Masdar, The Green Utopia That Wasn’t

In 2006, Masdar was billed as the first sustainable city, before the original plan was scrapped. A new plan takes a more tempered approach.<p>In 2006, the United Arab Emirates announced an ambitious plan to build the world’s first planned sustainable city just outside of Abu Dhabi. Masdar City would …

World's First Off-Grid ReGen Village Will Be Completely Self-Sufficient Producing Its Own Power and Food

ReGen Villages, a completely self-sufficient village that can power and feed itself, is rising across Europe—and hopefully, one day, around the world.<p>…

Cars take up way too much space in cities. New technology could change that. | The new new economy

When we talk about the problems associated with cars and transportation, we often focus on <b>fatal accidents</b>, or <b>air pollution</b>, or <b>traffic jams</b>.<p>We less frequently consider how much sheer <i>space</i> cars take up in America’s cities. But let’s pause to give this some thought.<p>There’s the space the cars …

Lots to lose: how cities around the world are eliminating car parks

It’s a traditional complaint about urban life: there’s never anywhere to park. But in the 21st century, do cities actually need less parking space, not more?<p>With space for roughly 20,000 cars, the parking lot that surrounds the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada, is recognised as the largest car …

Urban Design

BIG-designed "The Spiral" Hudson Yards tower is inching closer to becoming reality

Sep 30, '16 1:47 PM EST<p><i>Everything is spiraling into place for Tishman Speyer.</i><p><i>The developer officially filed plans Thursday for the Spiral, an office</i> …

The New York Public Library‘s Beloved Rose Main Reading Room Restored

Two years after a sudden crash rattled the New York Public Library, its iconic Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Public Catalog Room ready for their grand reopening<p>Oh, to have been a fly on the wall of the Rose Main Reading Room at Manhattan’s New York Public Library (NYPL) early on May 28, …

Only the French Keep the Tradition of Show Cars Alive

A number of automakers opted out of the Paris Motor Show. The French made up for them all, and honorably.<p>Quite frankly, the Paris Motor Show might have sucked if the French hadn't saved the day. With Ford, Volvo, Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti all skipping the event to save a considerable amount …

Auto Shows

Designing A Grown-Up Version Of The Coliving Craze

The architect Carlo Ratti envisions turning a former military village into a coliving utopia, inspired by the sharing economy.<p>There’s Uber for rides, Airbnb for hotels, Zipcar for cars–sharing economy companies have come to dominate the startup scene over the past five years. The idea of sharing …

Buying a Tesla is So Simple, it Makes Auto Dealers Obsolete, Fearful and Furious (TSLA)

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is not in the good graces of auto dealers because it bypasses the traditional middlemen and sells its cars directly to …

Get Your Timing Right For Great Success

“Timing is everything,” right? If we know that, why is it so often our timing is off? People who are successful at work know that the key is to be intentional about timing. They don’t just think about what and how to say or do something, but also when to say or do it.<p><b>1. Rest to work, don’t just</b> …

Success

Deutsche Bahn scraps its sleeper trains

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn has officially announced it's stopping its sleeper train services from mid-December. But there's no reason for …

Germany Prepares to Launch World’s First Hydrogen Passenger Train

When we talk about hydrogen-powered transportation, cars usually dominate the conversation. According to CityLab, a French rail company is now …

Baroness Jenny Randerson writes…For our transport sector Brexit means we are currently going nowhere fast

Although few people have talked about it, Brexit is going to raise serious issues about how we get about. Our transport sector faces practical …

STEP #4 ON THE JOURNEY TO HAPPINESS ~ CHOOSE YOUR STORY

<b>LIFE STORIES</b><p>Everyone has a life story - you don't get to be on this earth for any length of time without one. Everyone's story is different, but what …

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How Uber secretly investigated its legal foes — and got caught

A month later, those same lawyers called back to admit that wasn’t strictly true. Schmidt and his client were being investigated by a secretive research firm, staffed by veterans from the CIA and the National Security Council, on behalf of Uber’s top executives. As soon as the lawsuit was filed, …

Better technology for driverless cars may impede our ability to figure out what went wrong when they crash

A fatal Tesla accident in Florida last month occurred when a Model S controlled by Autopilot crashed into a truck that the automated system failed to spot. Tesla tells drivers to pay attention to the road while using Autopilot, and explains in a disclaimer that the system may struggle in bright …

Machine Learning

Inhabitat's Week in Green: A modular airplane, and more!

In other news, Paris launched the first bicycle superhighway.<p>Is the age of the solar-powered car upon us? Hanergy thinks so. The Chinese company just debuted four new vehicles that source all of their energy from the sun. Meanwhile, Clip-Air announced plans to test a crazy modular airplane that …

Off-grid

Fast food still includes an ingredient with no purpose and plenty of negatives

In the U.S., McDonald's fries have a whopping 19 ingredients—including sodium acid pyrophosphate, which keeps the fries' color from getting dull. This is strange since you'd think that all we really expect of French fries is for them to at least vaguely mimic the color of a potato.<p>Then there's …

McDonald's

What Does A Scent Curator Do?

Stylish sisters Dawn and Samantha Goldworm have concocted custom scents for art museums, fashion shows and hotel lobbies. Here, they explain why the olfactory experience in a space is just as important as aesthetics<p>From scenting art fairs like The Armory Show and Design Miami to the runways of …