Crazy all-glass slide will be suspended 1,000 feet high off LA’s tallest tower

March 2, 2016 by  
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Googleplex designer’s sky offices above London would suck people up from their homes

December 15, 2015 by  
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Clive Wilkinson , who design the original Googleplex, came up with a quirky design that puts a satirical spin on the idea of office spaces. His design envisions a layer of single-level workspaces that hover above cities and suck people up from their homes via pneumatic tubes . Entitled ‘The Endless Workspace,’ the project is a tongue-in-cheek proposal meant to “solve” London’s commuting problems. Read the rest of Googleplex designer’s sky offices above London would suck people up from their homes

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Is Your Neighborhood’s Urban Design Making You Sick?

August 21, 2014 by  
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“What is the influence of street network design on public health?” This question prompted a recent study that has just been published in the Journal of Transport & Health. While much has been said about the impact of various aspects of the built environment on obesity levels, heart disease, cancer rates and so forth, this study particularly focused on street layouts: comparing the health of residents of car-friendly cul-de-sacs with residents of walkable, densely networked inner cities . So, which of these makes you more sick? Read the rest of Is Your Neighborhood’s Urban Design Making You Sick? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cars , commuting , Daniel Piatkowski , diabetes , do cul-de-sacs make you fat , heart disease , Norman Garrick , obesity , public health , Savannah State University , suburban sprawl , University of Colorado Denver , University of Connecticut , Urban design , walkable cities , Wesley Marshall

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Infographic: The True Cost of Car Ownership

December 10, 2013 by  
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In the market for a new car? Check out these infographics to see how much you’ll really pay over five years — and get tips on saving money and fuel.

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Head Games: Could Recycled Newspaper Save Your Noggin?

October 24, 2013 by  
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The Paper Pulp Helmet is made from recycled newspaper and intended for occasional bike riders. Its creators hope to have it on shelves in the U.K. by Spring 2014.

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5 Ways to Ditch the Keys for World Carfree Day

September 20, 2013 by  
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On Sept. 22, people around the world will once again celebrate World Carfree Day. In honor, we offer five ways to get around sans automobile.

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Ford’s F-150 Cleans Up with Natural Gas Option

September 12, 2013 by  
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In 2014, Ford will offer its F-150 pickup with a factory-installed fuel-prep package that can operate on either natural gas or gasoline.

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Rooftop Gardens Coming to a Bus Near You?

September 6, 2013 by  
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A Spanish artist reimagines the unused surfaces of bus rooftops as small gardens that breathe a little life into congested city streets.

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BirkSun Solar Backpacks Make Power Portable

August 2, 2013 by  
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BirkSun, a new company based in San Francisco, makes solar-powered bags and backpacks that make it possible to charge your small electronics while on-the-go. Earth911 staff writer Katie Sukalich recently had the opportunity to test out…

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Zero Cars, One Happy Family

July 17, 2013 by  
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Tired of paying car insurance, sitting in traffic jams and guzzling too much gas? Going carfree isn’t only possible – it’s great.

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