The U.S. has as many as eight parking spaces per car. That's more than a billion parking spaces, or one for every person in China, should they need them once they're done buying all our post-crash assets for jiǎos on the yuán. This isn't just overkill -- it's stupid, destructive, expensive overkill.
It used to be conventional wisdom among greenies that it's best not to talk much about adapting to climate change. But adaptation may be the most approach to climate change.
If you want to be safe, buying a big SUV won't do it. But living in a place where you don't have to drive so much is a sure bet.
There has never been a unified code of behavior for bicycling, so people have been left to hash it out on the street. With more people riding all the time, that's becoming an issue. So who is really responsible?
John Boehner has said that Americans don't "look very kindly" on bike infrastructure. Seems he might be wrong.
Will Generation Y choose to live in smaller spaces and more walkable communities than their parents did?
Here's one reason it's important for us to look these catastrophes in the face and realize that they can happen to us: They reveal how weak our systems are. All of our modern sophistication, our gadgets, our smart cars and phones and grids, can be knocked out by an extreme weather event. We need to admit we have a problem, so that we can create resilient solutions.
Walmart has so far been shut out of the Big Apple. Now they're back, using a fancy new PR campaign with all the social-media bells and whistles.
Urbanists prattle on about sustainability as if the economic meltdown of the last few years didn't even happen. No wonder it's not working.