via laughing squid
a bit theatrical, but he makes a good point. the yard is evil and we are all ridiculous.
via Chicago Foodies
a great use of google maps! this app shows you all the places you can get to in X amount of time, rather than how long it takes to get to one place, all with public transit
via people and place
london, paris, lyon, montreal, toronto. you all have bike share. high five. 1,000 bikes here, 2,000 in another city. one might even have 8,000. that’s cool. but hangzhou has 50,000 and they’re not stopping. predictions call for 175,000 bikes by 2020.
new york knows what’s up!
A neighborhood in Brooklyn known as “The Hole” is thirty feet below sea level. It is so close to the water table, in fact, that local homes are not connected to the city’s sewer system, relying instead on cesspools; the streets—with names like Ruby, Emerald, and Sapphire—are often flooded, on the verge of permanently returning to marshland. The Hole is a short documentary by Courtney Sell and Billy Feldman about this neighborhood; cowboys on horseback wander through water-logged streets while abandoned housing developments soak up rain like giant sponges.
you may have seen this on Gizmodo, but if not, fyi, helsinki has become the first city with an underground master plan. Thanks to their constricted urban landscape (sea and existing buildings), they have decided to mitigate sprawl by digging deep and “going green”. This of course, made possible, by the shallow layer of hard bedrock located right below the city. They even cool computers with sea water, and use the heat for houses. Smart Fins…
Richard Quest explains all: