Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
We're always reporting on urban bike share programs popping up all over the world, but now its time to pick out a few of our favorites that have done especially well in getting people to trade in their four-wheelers for two. From over 300 cities all over the planet, hit the jump for 6 sweet bike sharing schemes that are making a splash and reducing carbon emissions! <a href="http://ad.doubleclick.net/jump/Inhabitat/transportation;article=articlename;kw=content1;sz=300x250;ord=123456789?"
A gym that lets humans generate energy for a Spanish city; open data about obesity levels in the Netherlands; a smart bus network navigation system in Japan, and a wireless network to control street lights; monitor car parking spaces and more in San Francisco. These are just some of the solutions being asked for by cities around the world as part of the Living Labs Global Award . Living Labs Global is a non-profit association which promotes new technologies and services in cities.
Dafen Village © Remko Tanis
komonews.com A Seattle woman recently exchanged one-sided wedding vows with an abandoned warehouse building that is set to be demolished to make way for a new apartment building. In December, Babylonia Aivaz and 16 friends occupied the warehouse, located on 10 th and Union streets, to protest the planned development of an apartment complex on the site.
Jane Jacobs died in the spring of 2006. Three years earlier she had published the last book of her illustrious career as a philosopher, Dark Age Ahead , prophesying the fall of North American civilization.
RESULTS OF THE 4th ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE CONTEST "CITY-SENSE: Shaping our environment with real-time data" Organized by The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and HP.