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Parking Lots to Parks: Designing Livable Cities

By Lester R. Brown As I was being driven through Tel Aviv from my hotel to a conference center in 1998, I could not help but note the overwhelming presence of cars and parking lots. It was obvious that Tel Aviv, expanding from a small settlement a half-century ago to a city of some 3 […]

Environmental Defense Fund: Reinventing Transit – 11 Innovative Solutions in Communities Across America

This week’s post is by Edward Burgess, coauthor of Environmental Defense Fund’s new report Reinventing Transit. Last week, Congressman James Oberstar, chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, was slated to speak at the launch of EDF’s new report Reinventing Transit — but he got stuck in traffic! The irony was not lost on […]

April 29th

Global Warming Solutions Included in Transportation 2035

In 2035, 9 million people will be more efficient and less stressed in traveling the San Francisco Bay Area if all goes according to plan. Transportation 2035 is one of the nation’s first regional transportation plans to make reducing carbon emissions integral to such a plan. This regional plan will accommodate a 26 percent population increase compared to 1990, improve their transportation, while reducing CO2 emissions by 14 percent compared to 1990.

February 10th