July 28, 2003 


More on Green Roofs

Milwaukee: As described in this article in the Journal Sentinel, the sewerage district in Milwaukee is implementing a large scale green roof on its main property "mainly designed to demonstrate how much rainwater and polluted runoff you can keep out... [read on...]

Posted at 10:55 AM
Category:
Environment

 July 22, 2003 


Mission Bay Redevelopment

San Francisco: A 300 acre mega project can go in all sorts of directions, but the redevelopment of San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood appears to be heading in a very positive one. It all started with the construction of the... [read on...]

Posted at 12:27 PM
Category:
Urban Planning

 July 17, 2003 


Shipping Container Building

Los Angeles: Shipping containers are finding new life as elements in building construction. This New York Times article is particularly inspiring. Readily available (even on EBay) for a few thousand bucks, recycled containers are incredibly durable, waterproof, and with a... [read on...]

Posted at 12:44 PM | Please feel free to comment (8)
Category:
Architecture

 July 08, 2003 


Trottoir Roulant Rapide

Paris: Moving walkways are quite helpful devices at airports and train stations, but they don't really move much faster than a slightly brisk walk. The problem is that making them go any faster would require a transition zone between no... [read on...]

Posted at 12:54 PM | Please feel free to comment (2)
Category:
Transit , Urban Planning

 July 06, 2003 


Tube Etiquite Blog

London: I regret not posting enough about other websites devoted to transportation and other related things. (I've been particularily lazy in general lately, but that's another story). Anyway, for your entertainment, I bring you The Mole's guide to Tube Etiquitte.... [read on...]

Posted at 08:26 PM
Category:
Transit