Posts tagged with 'art'
Cartoons Communicate Climate Change
Cartoons Communicate Climate Change
Goethe Institute’s sustainable cities project recruited Taiwanese cartoonists to artfully communicate the realities of climate change to the public. Joining comic artists from China, Japan, South Korea and Germany, the Taiwanese artists will be part of a yearlong project, “The ...
The Contradictions of Regulating "Pop-Up" Spaces
The Contradictions of Regulating "Pop-Up" Spaces
Temporary urbanism—the trend of “pop-up places”—is growing in popularity, especially among retailers, politicians, planners, artists, landscape architects, entrepreneurs and activists. The concept of utilizing public or unused space for a short amount of time, in part, has become trendy because ...
New Report: High Rates of Per Capita Emissions in Global Cities, Especially Among Affluent
New Report: High Rates of Per Capita Emissions in Global Cities, Especially Among Affluent
“If all production- and consumption-based emissions that result from lifestyle and purchasing are included, urban residents and their associated affluence likely account for more than 80 percent of the world’s GHG emissions,” says a new report, “Cities and Greenhouse Gas ...
"Our Cities Ourselves" Exhibit Travels to Mexico and Brazil
"Our Cities Ourselves" Exhibit Travels to Mexico and Brazil
A traveling exhibition about the future of urban areas opened yesterday in Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro. It showcases the vision of 10 leading architects who imagine urban life in 2030, when “60 percent of the global population – ...
Friday Fun: Compressed in Tokyo
Friday Fun: Compressed in Tokyo
“Tokyo Compression” is a series of photographs by German-born, now Hong Kong-based photographer, Michael Wolf. The images are representations of how subway commuters in Tokyo get around during rush hour. From Wolf’s photographs, it is clear how crowded the city’s ...
Can Pop Culture Push Sustainable Mobility?
Can Pop Culture Push Sustainable Mobility?
Popular culture shapes our lives in countless ways, both directly and subconsciously.  Since Leave It to Beaver, American popular culture has been deeply rooted in car-centered suburbia.  That may be changing. There was a time when being car-less was tantamount ...
What Is It About 20-Somethings and Cars?
What Is It About 20-Somethings and Cars?
American young adults are driving less, says a recent piece in AdvertisingAge.  Only 77 percent of 19-year-olds today have their license, compared to 92 percent in 1978.  And the proportion of automobile miles driven by people aged 21 to 30 ...
"Urban Repair Squad" Makes Over São Paulo Streets
"Urban Repair Squad" Makes Over São Paulo Streets
São Paulo, Brazil is notorious for its horrifically congested streets. The city has the world’s sixth most painful commute, and motorization in the metropolitan area of more than 19 million residents is growing by 10 percent per year. But just ...
Great Multimedia Exhibit on Urban Poverty Ends Sunday
Great Multimedia Exhibit on Urban Poverty Ends Sunday
If you haven’t been to the National Building Museum in a while, be sure not to miss an interactive multimedia exhibit called “The Places We Live.” The exhibit provides striking access into the homes and lives of of 20 different ...
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