US Plans to Decarbonize All Domestic Transportation

The US Departments of Energy, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency, unveiled a first-of-its-kind blueprint outlining how to decarbonize domestic transportation, a plan that aims to cut all of the industry’s greenhouse emissions by 2050. The approach is three-fold: increase the convenience of essential services to improve walkability, improve affordability and efficiency of public transportation, and transition to zero-emission …

Reimagining Roads To Be Walkable and Bike-Friendly, With Help From AI

Streets that cater to pedestrians and bikers not only offer more commuter options, but they also create areas that look and feel community-oriented—as evidenced by Brooklyn-based artist Zach Katz’s new project. Using the second version of DALL-E, the AI system from OpenAI that generates images and art from written descriptions, Katz feeds the program an image from Google Street View with details on how the …

The Future City: Visionary Urban Architecture and Design

In The Future City: Visionary Urban Architecture and Design, journalist Alyn Griffiths delves into the thought-provoking concepts influencing the development of cities and the structures therein, from the present day onward. To illustrate these, Griffiths highlights 40 pioneering projects that touch upon subjects ranging from climate change to digital culture and population density. This 192-page hardcover book is an insightful, well researched glimpse into the …