Results for tag: urban

Our damaging addiction to concrete.

Concrete is the second-most consumed substance in the world and causes much environmental damage. Despite this, it's needed for essential infrastructure and, paradoxically, will be needed even more to protect against climate change.

Alongside all of this, it has a lifespan of about 100 years, which means much of our infrastructure is hitting that age limit and starting to rot.

This is a fascinating article on our addiction to concrete and the harms that come with it.

Linked on the 6th of August, 2023 Details
Colour before removal. Colour before removal.
Added on the 10th of June, 2023 View photo

Knightrider court, London. But better.

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An amusing 80s TV show intervention on the Knightrider Court sign in London.

Added on the 29th of January, 2023 Details

Small vehicles of Tokyo.

A visual catalogue of the many small vehicles found in Tokyo streets where the automobile is rarely seen. We could do with more of these around here.

Linked on the 3rd of October, 2021 Details

Walkable streets matter.

Someone with a one-hour commute in a car needs to earn 40% more to be as happy as someone with a short walk to work. On the other hand, researchers found that if someone shifts from a long commute to a walk, their happiness increases as much as if they’d fallen in love.

Walkable cities have so many benefits.

Linked on the 26th of October, 2020 Details

Smart lifts, lonely workers, no towers or tourists.

Another interesting take on changes to architecture and urban living post-coronavirus.

Linked on the 2nd of May, 2020 Details