May 28, 2003 


Bothies

Scotland: A 'bothy' is a type of old stone stone cottage that can be found scattered around the Scottish hinterland. For hikers who don't feel like bothering with a tent, bothies are a place to crash for the night, and... [read on...]

Posted at 06:31 PM | Please feel free to comment (1)
Category:
Wildcard

 May 19, 2003 


Seat Guru .com

The Internet: This is the kind of website that gives me hope for the future of the internet. Seat Guru has meticulously pieced together seat maps for all aircraft currently in service for 6 major US airlines and evaluated each... [read on...]

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Category:
Aviation , Internet

 May 16, 2003 


London City Airport Extension

London: One of London's best kept secrets is London City Airport, a brilliant shortcut for air-travelers heading to the continent. LCY is already faster to get to from east London than most of the other airports, but you have to... [read on...]

Posted at 09:59 AM
Category:
Aviation , Transit , Urban Planning

 May 15, 2003 


Wifi from Phone Booths

New York: One of the great difficulties in expanding Wi-Fi operations in a city is building the infrastructure to make it happen. In New York, however, Verizon has found the obvious solution: Put Wi-Fi antennas on top of their existing... [read on...]

Posted at 09:51 AM
Category:
Internet

 May 14, 2003 


Urban Forestry

Atlanta: Aside from the obvious aesthetic benefits to having a lot of trees in your city, there are innumerable practical and financial benefits to managing a lush urban forest. According to this article, Milwaukee saves $15Million a year by maintaining... [read on...]

Posted at 10:23 AM | Please feel free to comment (1)
Category:
Urban Planning

 May 07, 2003 


Office to Residential Conversion

San Francisco: Faced with an unprecidented glut of post dot-com office space, SF developers have begin converting office buildings into residences. Some of them, such as the building next to the Powell St. cable car turnaround should be especially spectacular.... [read on...]

Posted at 12:46 PM
Category:
Architecture