Sunday, 24 January, 2021
University of Washington: A Resilient Future Starts Here. Online Master of Infrastucture Management and Planning. Apply Now. With a picture of wind turbines.
In 2018, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that the Miller Community Center would soon be home to a $3.3 million solar microgrid. This project is being funded by Seattle City Light and Governor Inslee’s Clean Energy Fund. Construction is... Bloomberg News asks if Americans are ready to love passenger rail again. The story is heavily focused on Brightline in Florida and Amtrak’s recent reinvestment in the East Coast.
On Thursday, King County officials announced that new battery-electric buses would be hitting the streets late next year. The county is purchasing a total of 120 new battery-electric coaches from New Flyer, a Canadian-based manufacturer, to replace and expand... America’s power grid is increasingly more strained and unreliable as weather patterns and other environmental factors become more threatening. Vox explains how these challenges can be used to create a more resilient and sustainable national power system. Aviation is one of the fastest growing sectors of greenhouse gas emissions. But so far, there are no commercially operated electric planes that could turn that back. CNBC looks into how that could soon change, but that could come...
Update: Despite earlier denials, Lime announced December 24th that it was closing down its bikeshare in Seattle and pulling all its bikes by December 31st. Lime said it will return in the spring with scooters. Lime Bikes dominated the first...
We’ve moved beyond the initial excitement about the sizzle of smart cities. The basic idea—much heralded but limited so far in practical application—is to create a digital mobility ecosystem in a dense urban center. Its components would include a... Dave Amos looks at Walt Disney's unrealized tomorrow city plans (known as "Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow" or "EPCOT"), which were largely Modernist delusions of grandeur.