Michael Donn

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How Activist Jane Jacobs Changed the Way the World Thinks About Cities

The story of how a woman derided by critics as "crazy dame" became the most important urban thinker of the 20th century.<p>Last weekend in the Berkshires, 150 miles outside of New York City, a small group gathered to preview <i>A Marvelous Order</i>, an opera based on Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses, two …

10 Tired Traffic Myths That Didn't Get a Rest in 2015

For one thing, the next lane over is not actually moving faster.<p>The common traffic misperception I submitted for the CityLab staff post on stubborn myths we’d like to retire was just one of many encountered, yet again, during 2015. Here’s a full list for your reading-while-not-driving pleasure. …

Meet The Electric Bus That Could Push Every Other Polluting Bus Off The Road

On a single charge it can already travel farther than a typical city bus does in a day.<p>Electric cars might be sexier. But Ryan Popple, who was an early employee at Tesla, is now convinced that electric buses are more interesting.<p>Proterra, the startup Popple runs, designed a sleek new electric bus …

Articles about super green affordable housing introduces passive design masses on Dwell.com - Dwell

Multifamily housing projects that meet Passive House standards are bringing European-style energy efficiency to a new demographic...<p>Inside the shell of the Oyster House prototype lies a new shape for affordable housing.<p>Professional designers at rates even those with a modest budget can …

Beef eating bad for environment says United Nations body

<b>New Delhi:</b> Beef eating has impassioned the nation, with politicians of all hues duelling like bulls in rage. Religious taboos are one aspect, but …

How 'Deprogramming' Kids From How to 'Do School' Could Improve Learning

The class read Timothy Slater’s article, “When Is a Good Day Teaching a Bad Thing?” which discusses the unspoken contract that can exist between …

How World Wars Made Females More Androgynous

Think shorter hemlines, the end of corsets, and (gasp!) trousers for women. It’s been 100 years since the start of WWI, but the war’s impact on …

Architizer

Architecture Photography: Lina Bo Bardi's 'Sesc Pompeia'

The designer and photographer Fernando Pires has completed a photographic series on Sesc Pompéia, one of Lina Bo Bardi's most significant works.<p>The …

What's it like being an...engineer?

Jeremy Martley is a project engineer with Fletcher Constructions presently working on the McKay's to Peka Peka roading project north of Wellington.<p>He …

energy efficiency for large-scale buildings cities, regions, zero carbon california passive house symposium, Net Zero, Passive House, Palo Alto

We’d like to thank all who attended our<p>2015 Conference and PedalHaus Tour. These events were a great success. Over 250 attendees participated in the …

Energy Efficiency

How We Use Energy: Then And Now

Manufacturing in the U.S. still uses the most energy. But its share has been decreasing. That's partly because we've moved from energy-intensive manufacturing to a more service-based economy. And also partly because of a slowing population growth and improving energy efficiency.<p>Notes<p>Consumption in …

Is my cellphone giving me hemorrhoids?

To celebrate the mobile phone’s 40th anniversary, we look back on the media’s past concerns over its dangers<p>Ryan O'Hanlon<p>April 4, 2013 4:37pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Pacific Standard.<p>Cellphones can be wonderful things. You might even be reading this <i>on</i> a cellphone. And today is the …

Capitalism funds natural disasters

Big business is destroying our planet, leaving the rest of us to face the increasingly dangerous consequences<p>In 2007, a financial firestorm ravaged Wall Street and the rest of the country. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy obliterated a substantial chunk of the Atlantic seaboard. We think of the first as a …