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Hans De Keulenaer

Trading Suburbs for the City: A Shift Away from the American Car Culture | ce... - 0 views

  • It's called New Urbanism, and Christopher Leinberger, an urban planning professor at the University of Michigan, visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution   and author of The Option of Urbanism: Investing in a New American Dream  , says the movement is changing the American dream:
Hans De Keulenaer

Jevons' Paradox and the Perils of Efficient Energy Use | Aerotropolis | Fast Company - 1 views

  • The engine of coal's demise would be the same invention that was created to conserve it: the steam engine. But it made burning coal so efficient, that instead of conserving coal, it drove the price down until everyone was burning it. This is Jevons' Paradox: the more efficiently you use a resource, the more of it you will use. Put another way: the better the machine--or fuel--the broader its adoption.
Colin Bennett

Smart and connected: The vision for communities of the future - 1 views

  • A coalition of corporations and other organisations has launched a new global non-profit initiative aimed at tackling the “unprecedented challenges of urbanisation” and the need for economic, environmental and social sustainability.
Colin Bennett Removing Cars from People - Two Blasts from Our Car-Past, Courtesy of Di... - 0 views

  • The 1958 television episode looks toward the future of American transportation. Once you dig past the kitschy sci-fi aspects, this auto-pian vision terrifyingly reveals the values which have led us to our current predicament. Everything becomes super-highway accessible – from the steepest mountains of the U.S. to the Sphinx in Egypt.
    A vision from the past.
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