Metropolitan areas are growing faster than suburbs for the first time in decades, as more and more people want to live closer to where they work, eat, drink, and play. As populations in
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NYC’s High Line is a project that exemplifies effective adaptive urban re-use in a city that is littered with structures and spaces that have since reached the end of their useful life. By turning an
Yesterday was Park(ing) Day, and we'd love to see your photos of the most spectacular pop-up parks near you! If you've never heard of Park(ing) Day before, it's a global event where parking spaces are
Dominic Wilcox knows that driverless cars will become a reality in the not-too-distant future - and since drivers will not actually need to drive their vehicles, they will be free to do other things, like
Audi has a lot to celebrate as it has just announced that it is the first automaker to receive an autonomous driving permit in California. A range of new autonomous vehicle laws have gone into effect in
Back in the 1960's Peel produced the smallest production cars in the world, but sadly they had to close up shop in 1966. Fast forward to today and the company has received a fresh round of funding to
This week Honda introduced its connected car and automated driving technologies at the 2014 ITS World Congress in Detroit. Marking the first-ever U.S. demonstration of Honda's automated driving
Previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge as part of an enormous digital mapping project that has transformed scientists' knowledge of this iconic landscape. A
With a completely new platform, more fuel efficient engines and new safety technology, the all-new 2015 Volvo XC90 SUV signals a new direction for the Swedish automaker. Volvo has officially unveiled the
Tesla Motors has been very vocal about its Supercharger charging network that will soon be expanded throughout North America, Asia and Europe, but there's another charging network that Tesla isn't talking
The pioneers behind the prefabricated HUF HAUS have constructed thousands of energy efficient houses across the globe. Their über-efficient designs have paved the way for a new wave of green modular
Google has announced the successful testing of Project Wing, an experimental "unmanned aerial vehicle," a.k.a. a drone. The project has been developed over the last two years under the auspices of the
With a real-life driving range of about 80 miles, the current generation of the Nissan Leaf can't travel very far - but the next Leaf will have a much longer range. While it still won't be able to travel
An earthquake early warning system for California was finalized two years ago and passed into law last year, but it has not yet been implemented pending funding. Given that estimates of the cost of last
Shanghai to San Francisco in two hours flat? It’s possible, according to the Harbin Institute of Technology, which is developing a supersonic submarine capable of traveling at a blistering 3600 mph.
Inspired by the hyper-modern Coop Himmelb(l)au-designed architecture at BMW Welt, Point.One S's sleek organic shape blends superior functionality and design into a symbol for environmentally friendly
New York-based architects Stereotank have an established practice designing interactive installations and oversized musical instruments and have often used recycled rainwater tanks in their work. Now, in
Although The Solar Orchid project is currently only a concept proposal, Spark Architects believes the project would complement the government's recent initiative to develop floating solar islands in
The Unsung Heroes of Urban Design: How Bike Bollards Protect Pedestrians & Property While Providing Bike Parking
Sometimes the most well-designed and useful objects are the ones you hardly notice at all. Case in point: bike bollards. You've probably encountered a bollard at one time or another (they look like
The office of California Governor Jerry Brown has revealed it is considering legislation to ease environmental compliance laws for Tesla Motors in an effort to woo the company to build its first
The annual Shell-Eco Marathon challenges student teams around the world to design the best ultra energy-efficient vehicle, which is then put to the test during racing events in Asia, America and Europe.
A new study by a team from Stanford presents a "roadmap" for converting California's all-purpose energy infrastructure over to renewable sources by 2050. The paper, published in the journal Energy,
Compared to BMW, Audi has received criticism for its lack of electric vehicles, but the automaker recently announced that it's working on a plan to offer a plug-in hybrid version of each of its key models
Last week Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the automaker will deliver 100,000 electric vehicles in 2015. The news sent Tesla's stock up five percent the morning after Musk released the statement.
It's happening! After much speculation, Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors have struck a formal agreement over the Japanese company's manufacture and supply of lithium-ion batteries for the electric
A team from the Stanford School of Engineering has made a breakthrough in lithium-ion battery design that is expected to result in more stable batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and significantly
Australian team Sunswift destroyed a 26-year old record for the world’s fastest long-range electric vehicle this week, traveling over 310 miles at an average of 62 mph. The previous record clocked in at
Located less than a half-mile off the shores of Normandy, the tiny medieval town of Mont-Saint-Michel marks one of France's most visited and famous landmarks. A Norman Benedictine abbey and monastery rise
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