In dense, urban centers around the world, many people live and work in dim and narrow streets surrounded by tall buildings that block sunlight. And as the global population continues to rise and buildings are jammed closer together, the darkness will only spread.
Antonio Loro is a recent graduate of the Master of Urban Planning program at McGill University, where his final research project examined the potential impacts of vehicle automation on travel and land use in cities. His research was supported by TransLink in Vancouver and Metrolinx in Toronto. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, TransLink or Metrolinx. Vehicle automation is increasingly showing up on the radar of urban planning and transportation planning professionals. Technologies are developing rapidly, and some news stories report...
The project is a redevelopment of an existing residential building from a 5-storey terrace house to a 8-storey building for 2 families. The programme includes 6 residential floors, 1 carpark floor at ground level and a shared clubhouse and outdoor po
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The future is here. It isn't evenly distributed yet.
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“I believe it is our privilege and duty to create an urban agricultural training and demonstration site that directly reflects our commitment to sustainability and that will serve as a model for other programs throughout the country” - WILL ALLEN, FOUNDER AND CEO, GROWING POWER The Vision: Growing Power inspires communities to build sustainable food systems that are equitable and ecologically sound, creating a just world, one food-secure community at a time. The Mission: Growing Power, Inc. is a non-profit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds and the environment in which they live by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food. This mission is implemented by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance through the development of Community Food Systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner. The Need: Located on an
How's this for a freaking view? The Pole House in Fairhaven, Australia towers 131 feet over a wooded hill. From this vantage point on solid ground it looks like some kind of crazy domestic hovercraft, but once you're inside it's all horizon all the time through the unobstructed floor-to-ceiling windows.
Wheeling down a flight of stairs may no longer be a challenge for those confined to a wheelchair. Israeli company SoftWheel has developed a next-generation wheel that has its own inner-suspension system for shock absorption.