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Driverless Cars American Urban Future
2013-07-08 15:17:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The New York Times ran an article this weekend by Nick Bilton discussing how driverless cars will shape the future in as little as ten years. Google has been working for years to perfect the driverless car, as have other companies that actually produce and sell cars like Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Toyota. And in May, there were even rumors circulating that Google and Tesla in talks to work together on such a car. While...

2013-04-15 13:16:14

Study measures how urban sprawl impedes social interactions Long commute times and urban areas that leapfrog over open space make it harder for people to socialize, but cities that are decentralized are even worse, University of Utah researchers say in a study published online today in the Journal of Transport Geography. "We found that decentralization has 10 times the negative impact of fragmentation, and 20 times that of longer commute times," says Steven Farber, assistant professor...

2012-11-19 12:55:49

Australian cities can keep their native wildlife — but only if they can kick their habit of urban sprawl. That´s the finding of a new study by leading Australian environmental researchers Jessica Sushinsky, Professor Hugh Possingham and Dr Richard Fuller of The University of Queensland. “While urban development usually reduces the number of birds in a city, building more compact cities and avoiding urban sprawl can slow these reductions significantly,” says lead...

2010-11-04 13:15:00

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-six states have recognized the need to manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by changing land use patterns to reduce sprawl and making buildings more energy efficient, according to an exclusive survey conducted by the Partnership for Sustainable Communities (PSC), a nonprofit group based in San Rafael, Calif. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091109/DC07904LOGO) (Logo:...

2008-08-19 03:00:23

By Roof, Karen Sutherland, Susan Introduction In 2004, Delaware County, Ohio, was the fastest growing county in Ohio and the eleventh fastest growing county in the nation. Even with a 71.4% increase in business establishments, less than 40% of Delaware County residents both live and work in the county The population increased 30% from April 2000 to July 2004, when it reached 142,503. Delaware County, about 25 miles north of Columbus, has experienced challenges from rapid infrastructure...

2008-07-15 03:00:21

Calls for new livable, "walkable" communities and work force housing Elise Swanson, (310) 241-0699 Bisno Development Company LLC announced today that it has launched five blogs to provide the public with easy access to information on how Bisno projects support the rapidly growing "Smart Growth" movement. A sixth blog will provide information on the Company's proposed Ponte Vista project in San Pedro, CA, which will provide the area with much needed work force housing while devoting...

2008-07-11 18:00:11

By Bob Jordan, Asbury Park Press, N.J. Jul. 10--Planners and environmentalists have long tried to rein in housing developments to save open land, but U.S. Census figures released Wednesday show that suburban sprawl continues its stretch across New Jersey. Towns on the outer edges of dense suburban areas, in general, saw the greatest rates of population increase from 2000 to 2007, the data show. At the Shore area, Ocean County's population grew by 10 percent -- to 565,493 -- with...

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2008-03-13 17:12:30

You may want to buy healthy food for your family, but if the good grocery stores are far away and pricey and the fast-food outlets are cheap and plentiful, it may be harder to make the healthy choice. Research led by the University of Alberta and funded by the Canadian Institute for Health Information confirms there are links between our urban surroundings and how likely we are to struggle with obesity. The startling rise in obesity rates in North America over the past two decades has led to...


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