Bikers are everywhere in Copenhagen. And now the city is building new, high-speed routes into the city that will make it easier to commute, even from the distant suburbs.
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Chris Bangle: global car designer and ideas agitator Do you know this name, Chris Bangle? Car enthusiasts in the By Design audience will know him, in the world of car design he’s a star, but all of you know his work. Trends and Products: Pixel building - the greenest in Australia The Pixel building, as it is known, is the new Melbourne city headquarters for the developers Grocon - known for many of Australia´s major buildings. Eureka building on Melbourne´s Southbank is one of their most prominent. This is considered one of the tallest buildings in Australia. The Pixel building, though, is small, and an experiment in all things green. The building´s architects Studio 505 are one of Australia´s most innovative and thoughtful firms, with the co-founder Dylan Brady coming out of LAB Architecture, the firm that designed Melbourne’s Federation Square. Wallpaper: an on-again, off-again love affair On his deathbed in a Paris hotel room, Oscar Wilde famously quipped: ‘My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go.’ In Australia, since the 1840s, fashions in wallpaper have come and gone in Australia during our long, on-off love affair with wallpaper. When the Lights Went Out: a history of blackouts in America Where were you when the lights went out? For whatever reason they went out, you´ll probably remember where you were when it happened because our electrically lit-up life has become so natural to us that when the lights go off, the darkness seems abnormal and memorable.
Networks of people, information, things, and energy are coming together in ways that redefine the practice of architecture. Duncan Wilson, an engineer with the global consulting firm Arup, joins host Jon Udell to discuss a variety of projects that illustrate the new synthesis.
Janera hosts a Conversation with Robin Chase, Founder of Zipcar and C.E.O. of GoLoco, and Vijay Vaitheeswaran, award-winning correspondent for The Economist and an authority on the future of energy.
The future of transportation touches on some of today’s most pressing issues: How do we balance long-term and short-term priorities? Should the environment take a backseat to the recession?
What will future forms of ride-sharing, car-sharing, and public transportation look like? How can you be a Global Nomad without leaving a gigantic carbon footprint?
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is a strong advocate for sustainable urban planning and green business practices; he lead San Francisco to join the Kyoto Protocol, created significant incentives for solar power installation through the GoSolarSF program, and is working on an ambitious plan to make SF the "Electric Vehicle Capital of the U.S."
He discusses his ideas and plans for shaping the growth of cities during these turbulent times.
Big economic events — like the one we’re in now — change the map of America. They make winners and losers. They change where we live and work and what we do.
Acclaimed urban theorist Richard Florida says that on the other side of this economic bust, America’s economic geography will be different. Some cities, towns, regions will roar back to new prosperity. Others, he says, may find a reshaped economy passing them by. Some may be history.
Improvements in transportation and communication technologies have led some to predict the death of distance, and with that, the death of the city. In this lecture Professor Ed Glaeser will argue that these improvements have actually been good for idea-producing cities at the same time as they have been devastating for goods-producing places. What, then, does the future hold for our cities?
Speaker: Professor Edward Glaeser, Professor of Economics at Harvard, and Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston; Chair: Howard Davies
(Nov 13, 2008 at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE))
Who’s going to design the car of the future? The one that’s affordable, that plugs in, charges up, goes from zero to sixty in under five seconds — and gets 100 miles per gallon? They’re working on it in Detroit, but who knows if the U.S. auto industry will die before the roll out.
So how about a plucky group of inner-city kids from West Philadelphia led by a visionary teacher?
They come from a world of crack houses and gang wars, but they’re winning awards for cutting-edge green auto design.
This hour, On Point: from Philly’s mean streets — inspiration, hope, and maybe, the cars of the future.