Tagged: Sustainable cities

Painting roofs white 0

Painting roofs white

Sometimes the simplest solutions can have huge impacts. Indeed, painting dark roofs white can decrease by up to a fifth  buildings air conditioning use. Generalized globally, this could make a big difference. Scientists at...

Why cities might be a good solution 0

Why cities might be a good solution

According to the Canadian magazine Corporate Knights : ” If the concept of a sustainable city sounds like a paradox, that’s because it is, according to physicist Geoffrey West.” ” Ironically, because of their...

The end of urban sprawl ? 0

The end of urban sprawl ?

Urban sprawl poses many problems in terms of infrastructures to maintain, increased energy consumption and last but not least important health and environmental issues. With the economic downturn and high energy prices, people are...

Could we unpave our streets ? 4

Could we unpave our streets ?

In a recent article Franke James was wondering ” Why do we cover up the earth with impermeable materials that stop the rain from going into the ground and require expensive sewers? According to...