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Solar cities of the future
Solar cities of the future

A presentation from Herbert Girardet which looks at reconfiguring how our cities currently function in order to achieve and maintain a sustainable future. Part 1 Solar cities of the future 1/5 from CABE on Vimeo. Part 2 Solar cities of the future 2/5 from CABE on Vimeo. Part 3 Solar cities of the future 3/5 [...]

Cities in Focus
Cities in Focus

New York: New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Department of Transportation are on a mission to make the Big Apple the “greatest, greenest big city in the world” by ramping up bicycle infrastructure across the city, introducing bus rapid transit to the Bronx, and pedestrianizing Times Square, among other bold transportation initiatives. Los Angeles: For [...]

London’s Transportation Transformation for the 2012 Olympics
London's Transportation Transformation for the 2012 Olympics

Congestion pricing has been a huge success in London–reducing traffic and making money for the city. What’s more, it challenges the notion that cities should be designed around cars rather than people. But as we’ll learn in this episode of e2, congestion pricing is the core of a much more sweeping vision that could transform [...]

Portland, a Global Model of Transit-Oriented Development
Portland, a Global Model of Transit-Oriented Development

Portland is a city that successfully implemented a plan for transit-oriented development. Its urban planners made the public domain more appealing and accessible by emphasizing density and pedestrian travel. These transit policies are credited with spurring urban rejuvenation in Portland and many cities, while slowing the postwar dominance of the suburbs.

American Makeover (Ep. 1)
American Makeover (Ep. 1)

American Makeover is a six-part web series on new urbanism, the antidote to sprawl. Subscribe to this channel, find us on facebook, and get more info at www.americanmakeover.tv. Episode 1 was filmed on location in Atlanta, Georgia and Glenwood Park, a new urbanist influenced neighborhood near downtown Atlanta.

Unfinished London
Unfinished London

Episode 1: This is the story of a town-planning cock-up known as the Northern Heights Plan which, if completed, would have meant miles of extra houses and tube stations to the North West of London. Episode 2: In the 70s, an ambitious road-building project called ‘Ringways’ was cancelled and London narrowly escaped a fate much [...]