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The top 10 trends in sustainable urban development

The top 10 trends in sustainable urban development

| July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mobility, environmental protection, housing: Around the world, countries are aiming for sustainable urban development (SUD) that encompasses these, and more, vital segments of daily living. A new study, “Toward the sustainable development of urban areas: An overview of global trends in trials and policies,” from Abbas M. Hassan and Hyowon Lee, pinpoints what’s trending now […]

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Urban density not denting CO2 emissions, sadly

Urban density not denting CO2 emissions, sadly

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

You’ve heard it before: The U.S. is urbanizing, and younger generations are becoming less and less car-reliant. It’s logical that CO2 emissions would drop as people move into the cities and, presumably, opt for less environmentally-damaging transportation. So why are CO2 emissions still climbing? A Boston University paper authored by Conor K. Gately, Lucy R. […]

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What makes a successful Bus Rapid Transit line?

What makes a successful Bus Rapid Transit line?

| March 20, 2015

Thirty-one million-plus people around the world make their way each day via BRT, or bus rapid transit. As The City Fix reports, over the last 15 years a “BRT boom” has meant a major move in favor of sustainable transport. New research recently debuted at the Transforming Transportation 2015 conference investigates how the built environment […]

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5 great (non-documentary) movies for urbanists

5 great (non-documentary) movies for urbanists

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

1. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), dir. F.W. Murnau Murnau’s masterpiece Sunrise might be the great anti-urban film. The German Expressionist director Murnau moved to Hollywood after directing his other masterpiece, Nosferatu, putting together three silent films and a documentary before his death in 1931 at the age of 43. Steeped in the […]

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