Archive for the ‘Sustainability’ Category

Cities – Radiolab

Cities – Radiolab.


A radio show produced by WNYC – NPR in New York city explores the mathematics behind city scaling and the international patterns underlying growth patterns.

I would highly recommend spending the hour on this show. It is beautifully produced and will send your mind into a mental exercise which you’ll only crave until you hear your next episode.



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Next week, a group of graduate students will be representing UConn at the CNU Transportation Summit in Portland, OR. The focus of this meeting will be on the role of connected, multi-modal street networks in transportation and neighborhood design.

cnu transportation summit

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) has been playing an important role in the development of Context Sensitive Solutions for transportation design and in guiding Federal transportation policy.

For more information on the meeting, see the preview at Streetsblog or visit the official web page (note the presentation on latest research by former PhD student, Wes Marshall, with Prof. Norman Garrick).

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Blueprint America
On May 20, PBS aired the original mini-documentary, Blueprint America: Road to the Future. That full video is now available online.

The video goes to three very different American cities – Denver, New York and Portland, and their surrounding suburbs – to look at each as a microcosm of the challenges and possibilities the country faces as citizens, local and federal officials, and planners struggle to manage a growing America with innovative transportation and sustainable land use policies.

Like the work I’m currently doing, this documentary shows how infrastructure and policy decisions can influence the built environment over time.

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