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    "Sharing Economy" Explained

    Fast fixes to enhance road safety. Click image to enlarge, and read full article on "Cars vs. People" here Streets for Everyone

    Taking the Train (or Bus), With Our Kids, to Energy Independence: switchboard.nrdc....

    Washington, DC’s bag fee helped to subsidize green roofs from 200 square feet to 25,000 square feet. Green roofs help insulate buildings, reduce urban temperatures, curb stormwater runoff, and reduce emissions.

    Green infrastructure -- water quality management techniques like green roofs, tree plantings, rain gardens, permeable pavement, that mimic natural hydrologic functions -- has been proven to help solve major urban stormwater problems and improve the health and livability of neighborhoods.

    PRESENT Architecture has come up with a preliminary plan to turn New York City’s compostable waste into multi-purpose islands around each of the five boroughs. The project, called Green Loop, would have trucks haul the city’s organic waste not to landfills but to 10 multi-layered tipping and composting stations built just offshore. The space on top of these facilities would be used for elevated recreational parks.

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    Portland Puts New Twist on Trash Pickup City Creates Buzz as It Cuts Collection To Every 2 Weeks, Stresses Composting

    Why Doesn't Your City Have Curbside Composting?

    How does waste get turned into compost? Recology, a midsize waste management company based in San Francisco is working with IBM Business Partner, Key Info Systems, to help manage and mine large sets of data with the goal of zero waste in San Francisco by 2020.

    The official theme of Earth Day 2014 is Green Cities.

    How to Create a Climate Adapted Neighborhood / Tredje Natur

    Complete street toolbox

    Best Cities for Transit, as rated by WalkScore #transpo

    10 mayors of American cities announced today that they’ll be partnering with NRDC and the Institute for Market Transformation in the new City Energy Project. By working to transform energy-sucking buildings into energy sippers, these cities will slash energy use, cut pollution, and save residents and businesses combined $1 billion a year on their bills.

    In just ten years, the Complete Streets movement is turning hundreds of communities around the country into places that pedestrians, transit users, cyclists and cars feel comfortable using together: www.earthshare.or...

    Top 10 Greenest Cities

    New ‘Smart Cities’ Guide Helps Leaders Plan for a Sustainable Future

    The Guide to Greening Cities

    Amount of space required to transport the same number of passengers by car, bus or bicycle.

    This map shows every Amtrak, commuter rail, metro, light rail, and tourist rail line from Maine to North Carolina, to scale.

    The Hidden Potential of Sustainable Neighborhoods

    Inspiring film | Groningen: The World’s Cycling City

    Completing Our Streets: The Transition to Safe and Inclusive Transportation Networks

    A somber look at suburbia's future