Public Transportation … for Your Car? | Atlantic Cities
Anwar Farooq has patented an eyebrow-raising invention. A train-ferry for car commuters. This kind of system would certainly eliminate traffic congestion in our highways. This rapid commute system would enable long-distance car commuters to hop aboard a train instead – while still bringing their personal vehicles with them.

Public Transportation … for Your Car? | Atlantic Cities

Anwar Farooq has patented an eyebrow-raising invention. A train-ferry for car commuters. This kind of system would certainly eliminate traffic congestion in our highways. This rapid commute system would enable long-distance car commuters to hop aboard a train instead – while still bringing their personal vehicles with them.

Cities consume energy and raw materials, produce waste and pollutants, and overload their transportation systems. Fraunhofer researchers have now combined forces in the innovation network German for “Morgenstadt” (or “City of the Future”), in order to engineer innovative urban technologies and systems.

Peter Calthorpe on ‘Resilient Cities: Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change’

From the California Academy of Sciences, via Fora TV:

This event is the second part of a two-part discussion featuring Bay Area architect and planner Peter Calthorpe, author of Sustainable Communities and Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change, discusses the aspects of a livable city.

Click here for part 1 featuring Timothy Beatley, author of Biophilic Cities and Resilient Cities. For more from Calthorpe check out his interview with Grist where he explains ‘Why urbanism is the cheapest, smartest way to fight climate change’.

via plantedcity:

Digital China’s smart city strategy gaining an edge_Insight—China Economic Net
It is estimated that 70 percent of China’s  population will be urbanized by the year 2017. It takes China 20 to 30  years to finish the urbanization process that has taken western  industrialized countries 100 to 200 years. “Behind the rapid  urbanization there lie many contractions and conflicts. Information  technology is undisputedly the most effective means to resolve the  contractions during the rapid development of cities.” said Qian Weilie.

Digital China’s smart city strategy gaining an edge_Insight—China Economic Net

It is estimated that 70 percent of China’s population will be urbanized by the year 2017. It takes China 20 to 30 years to finish the urbanization process that has taken western industrialized countries 100 to 200 years. “Behind the rapid urbanization there lie many contractions and conflicts. Information technology is undisputedly the most effective means to resolve the contractions during the rapid development of cities.” said Qian Weilie.

Trends & Transportation: Younger Generation Prefer Electronics Over Cars - CNBC
Kal Gyimesi IBM Institute for Business Value
Today, a confluence of events is starting to change all that. Industry research indicates that younger people don’t value vehicle ownership like their older (over thirty) brothers and sisters or their parents do. It’s no accident that many of these younger folks are leading an urbanization movement, the exact opposite of the stampede to the suburbs that characterized their parents’ and grandparents’ generations. In the city, younger drivers today see cars as an underutilized, expensive and hard to keep asset. Even in suburban and rural areas, young people often have a desire to live environmentally sustainable lives, and increasingly take a dim view of owning gas- or diesel-powered cars.

Trends & Transportation: Younger Generation Prefer Electronics Over Cars - CNBC

Kal Gyimesi IBM Institute for Business Value

Today, a confluence of events is starting to change all that. Industry research indicates that younger people don’t value vehicle ownership like their older (over thirty) brothers and sisters or their parents do. It’s no accident that many of these younger folks are leading an urbanization movement, the exact opposite of the stampede to the suburbs that characterized their parents’ and grandparents’ generations. In the city, younger drivers today see cars as an underutilized, expensive and hard to keep asset. Even in suburban and rural areas, young people often have a desire to live environmentally sustainable lives, and increasingly take a dim view of owning gas- or diesel-powered cars.