Jennifer Keesmaat, the Chief Planner for the City of Toronto, posted a photo showing a series of rain gardens implemented in an urban district in Amsterdam. The area is called Zuidas, and has a strong focus on sustainable systems.
There are some PDF resources online which show how the district’s development unfolded, and they detail future plans for the area.
Continue reading “Zuidas: a Vision for the Future”
On Wednesday, Elon Musk announced via his Twitter account that Tesla was opening solar glass roof orders. He tweeted that the “solar roof can be ordered for almost any country. Deployment this year in the US and overseas next year.” He went on to say “black glass smooth and textured will be first. Tuscan and French Slate in about six months.” Continue reading “Tesla Opens Solar Roof Orders”
A national highway runs right through the center of Mariemont, Ohio. Continue reading “This is What a Highway Could Look Like”
This concept would be on land that was ideally under a conservation easement. It could also be implemented without one. Continue reading “A Concept for Ecological Living”
This video is of the original Greening the Desert site: Continue reading “Greening the Desert Site in Jordan”
An article on the Project for Public Spaces website features six places from around the world that meet their criteria for great public spaces: accessibility, comfort/image, activities, and sociability. Continue reading “PPS Highlights Magnetic Public Spaces from Around the World”
Aaron Renn mentions some of the solutions that Philadelphia is utilizing to eliminate Combined Sewer Overflows, in his paper on the Manhattan Institute’s website entitled “Wasted: How to Fix America’s Sewers.”
Continue reading “Philadelphia Leads the Way with Green Infrastructure”