The two basic options for traveling to a major metro airport with lots of luggage are bad and worse. You can go by car, which comes with the stress of beating traffic against a ticking clock and the heavy cost of parking fees, cab fares, or inconveniencing friends. Or, in some places, you can travel by transit or train, which comes with the uncomfortable and often physically demanding task of maneuvering bags through turnstiles, up and down stairs, and in between crowds of fellow riders.
Hong Kong would like you to know there’s a better way. A much, much better way.
People For Smarter Cities: New Solution To Traffic Congestion
If you’re a New Yorker who likes to nerd out about maps, urbanism, and data visualization, a new app called Tunnel Vision will be like poetry to your eyes. But even if you’re not into any of those things, it might make dismal waits on subway platforms a little more fun.
Now that’s pretty nifty.
If Mayors Ruled the World
- The installation of the new financial centre in the Moscow Region, on virgin land and along a majestic bend of the Moscow River, deserves a degree of excellence. IFC needs splendour in order to distinguish itself from the chaotic periphery, and in order to become an attractive brand of its own. The long-term success of the new Financial Centre depends, to a large extent, on the unpredictable future of the global and Russian economy and finance. Its masterplan must therefore include a number of key qualities that embrace and transcend the uncertainty. Together they constitute our proposal, ensuring an intense, diverse and complex, but adequate conurbation.
Farming Cuba — A new model for cities and countries facing threats to food security brought on by the end of cheap oil
Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Cuba found itself solely responsible for feeding a nation that had grown dependent on imports and trade subsidies. Citizens began growing their own organic produce anywhere they could find space, on rooftops, balconies, vacant lots, and even school playgrounds. By 1998 there were more than 8,000 urban farms in Havana producing nearly half of the country’s vegetables. What began as a grassroots initiative had, in less than a decade, grown into the largest sustainable agriculture initiative ever undertaken, making Cuba the world leader in urban farming. Learn more in Farming Cuba: Urban Agriculture from the Ground Up, by Carey Clouse, available next week from PAPress.
This giant 90m water slide by Juke Jerram is currently being developed for presentation on Park Street in central Bristol. Aimed to be installed for Make Sundays Special and Bristol Art Weekender on 4th May.
The Ballot for tickets is now over. 96,573 people signed up for their chance to get a ticket! Tickets will be issued via email between the 23rd and 29th April. Despite the limited number of slide tickets available on the day, the event will be free for anyone to come along and watch.