How public spaces make cities work - TED Talk by Amanda Burden, New York’s chief city planner under the Bloomberg administration

Amanda Burden helped plan some of the city’s newest public spaces, drawing on her experience as, surprisingly, an animal behaviorist. She shares the unexpected challenges of planning parks people love -- and why it's important.

Every Building In Brooklyn, Mapped Out By Age

Every Building In Brooklyn, Mapped Out By Age

Toss with care by Nicole howell, pratt institute of design, has created this drop in sorter. Instead of compostables, the green section is labeled food. There are pros and cons, but let's see how it goes...

Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Student Nicole Howell of Pratt Institute of Design, turned her ‘Toss With Care’ trash can design thesis project into a full on mission to better understand homelessness in New York City, and along the way, she became fascinated with trash divers.

If we had Dutch-style intersections, we’d ride our bikes everywhere, too

If we had Dutch-style intersections, we’d ride our bikes everywhere, too

Protected Intersections For Bicyclists -- If we had Dutch-style intersections, we'd ride our bikes everywhere, too. Protected bike lanes are the latest approach US cities are taking to help their residents get around.

UrbanX designed a wheel that can transform almost any bicycle into an electric bicycle. They are currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter.

Turn any bike into an e-bike with UrbanX's drop-in wheel

UrbanX drop-in e-bike wheel takes a minute to install, and promises a range : TreeHugger

An Illustrated History of All the Ways Urban Environments Can Control Us - Sarah Goodyear - The Atlantic Cities

An Illustrated History of All the Ways Urban Environments Can Control Us

4 reasons why protected bike lanes mean business

Four Reasons Protected Bike Lanes Mean Business, January 2014

Nicky Sheats (biogeochem PhD) writes policy for cleaner air in communities of color. Meet the Fixers: The 50 innovators, organizers, and visionaries with big ideas to fix the future.

Nicky Sheats writes policy to help neighborhoods breathe easier.

Nicky Sheats (biogeochem PhD) writes policy for cleaner air in communities of color. Meet the Fixers: The 50 innovators, organizers, and visionaries with big ideas to fix the future.

Does Urban Growth Have to Mean Gentrification? by Stephen Smith

Does Urban Growth Have to Mean Gentrification?

Does Urban Growth Have to Mean Gentrification? by Stephen Smith

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