Abundance of asphalt and concrete increases air temperatures, which can exacerbate the effects of heat waves and generally cause unpleasant conditions. This is known as the urban heat island effect and it can be true for both sprawled suburbs and dense cities. Savannah’s beautiful green spaces offer a prime example of how the benefits of dense development can be achieved while mitigating or eliminating the urban heat island effect.
Weekly Links: The Psychedelic Cities of Space, Atlanta in Danger of Losing Its City in the Forest Nickname, and the Story of How LA Traffic Got to be so un-Dude-Like
Will this remote village in Alaska be the first victim of sea level rise? From PRI: “In 2008, the Inupiat village sued 24 of the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies for damages. In […]
Are Taller Buildings the Answer to Gentrification?
In an article in this month’s edition of Governing, Scott Beyer posits that Miami has been able to control gentrification by allowing taller buildings. The Brickell district is home to many of the city’s […]
Weekly Links: A Concept Skyscraper with Jungles and Glaciers, Singapore Needs More Land (Will Just Make More Land), and Hiring Actors to Teach Transit Etiquette in South America
A weekly gathering of interesting articles and media from across the globe. New York City. 1990. Enough Said. This video (embedded below) takes place just before the major urban transitional period of […]
Live Free or Park in Reverse
By: Spencer Milton Eugene Mirman is a comedian most recognizable for his portrayal of Gene in the TV series Bob’s Burgers and least recognizable as a land use planner that uses his […]
Weekly Links: Post-Apocalyptic Mad Max Towns in California, Vertical Farms, and, Oh Yeah, that Tsunami That's Supposed to Devastate Seattle At Anytime
A weekly gathering of interesting articles and media from across the globe. How do you plan for an almost-certain mega-tsunami in the near future? The Pacific Northwest is long overdue for an […]
Weekly Links: Self-Driving Cars, a Tower-City in the Sahara, and Feeding the Homeless with a Rooftop Garden
A dose of interesting stories from the past week about cities, land use, and development from the Atlanta region and across the world. Please like our Facebook page to get SustainAtlanta articles, as […]
Oysters vs. Atlanta; How Exactly Will the Supreme Court Decide How to Divide Water in the ACF Basin?
This is the third part of a four part piece on the ongoing Tri-State Water Wars. This part focuses on how the US Supreme Court will reach an apportionment decision and the fourth part […]