Manhattan’s PS 184 and after. Photo courtesy of Trust for Public Land.

Greener School Playgrounds Are An Overlooked Climate Solution

Across the country, cities are transforming asphalt schoolyards into spongy, shady community centers. The new schoolyard at PS 184M Shuang Wen, a grade school in Manhattan’s Chinatown, features new play equipment, a yoga circle, a stage and basketball and tennis courts. It also has a porous turf field that can … [continued]

Continuous Public Transport Systems Moving On Active Maps

Thanks to a University of Freiburg (Germany) student, energetic maps of cities’ interdependent public transit movements, reflecting thousands of daily journeys, help us to better understand transit in these locations. The day-to-day involvement of urban trams, trains, buses, and trolleys are intricately displayed for each network. Manhattan, New York Dr. Hannah Bast from the University … [continued]

The Long History Of Electric Cars

  Written by Improv Traffic School*. We tend to view electric vehicles as an invention created by the green movement. The first electric production car actually traces its history much further back, but perhaps the inventor’s motives were actually “green.” Thomas Parker was an inventor from England who invented the … [continued]