San Diego begins to tap city’s vast solar parking lot potential

January 18th, 2019 by Charles W. Thurston on Clean Technica San Diego has an untapped 500 megawatt solar potential at commercial sites within the city, with parking lots representing three-quarters of the total, according to a new survey by the Clean Coalition. The San Diego Solar Siting Survey identified 120 sites that could host 1 megawatt (MW) of solar, and suggested the number of host …

Seattle moves to new transportation level of service guidelines and responsibilities for developers

By Robbie Webber, Seattle moves to new transportation level of service guidelines, January 14th, 2019 at SSTI, in land use, mitigation policy, Seattle, TDM On January 14, the Seattle Council is set to vote on new regulations for developments to support changes in adopted transportation level of service. As part of the 2016 Comprehensive Plan, LOS was redefined to reflect specific target rates for different modes in eight …

TransitScreen, MobilityData form open transit data platform

Jason Plautz@Jason_Plautz on Smart Cities Dive Jan. 11, 2019 Washington, DC-based software company TransitScreen and nonprofit MobilityData announced they are collaborating on an open data platform that will share global public transit and mobility information. The partners have acquired TransitFeeds, the mobility data commons that serves 6 million data requests a year, to build the new OpenMobilityData platform. OpenMobilityData will fully integrate with transit …

Summary for Urban Policymakers Calls on Cities to Align Strategies with 1.5°C Target

SDG Knowledge Hub, Jan 2019 by Leila Mead Summary for Urban Policymakers Calls on Cities to Align Strategies with 1.5°C Target The report details the ways in which all 1.5°C-consistent pathways require action in and by cities. The open letter by city networks and associations issued to draw attention to the report calls on city, state and regional governments to take …

Latest from the Victoria Transport Policy Institute

“The Best Tool for Reducing Traffic Deaths? More Transit!” (https://bit.ly/2QgB6yZ ). This StreetBlog column uses research from the report, “A Hidden Traffic Safety Solution” (https://bit.ly/2DS23z6 ). “A New Traffic Safety Paradigm” (www.vtpi.org/ntsp.pdf ), provides additional information on the traffic safety benefits of more multimodal transport planning. “Why the Transportation Energy Intensity of Buildings Matters” (https://bit.ly/2E9B455 ), by Alex Wilson and Paula Melton. …

Carbon fiber small car on the road in Singapore

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/11/09/biomega-introduces-sin-electric-car-designed-for-urban-environments/ Again today’s bicycle makers are trying their hand at making automobiles. The difference is, 100 years ago those early cars all had gasoline engines. Today’s inventors are focused on the electric car revolution. Biomega is a Danish bicycle maker that began operations in 1998. Last year it introduced its first electric bike. This week, it introduced its new SIN 4-passenger …

New green building creates the lowest possible energy consumption and carbon emission production, with beauty

Creating buildings with the lowest possible energy consumption and carbon emission production, while still being aesthetically pleasing, is a challenge bringing together great minds to change the way we think about our living and working spaces. Here are some of our favorite sustainable architectural projects coming out of Shanghai, Paris, Dhaka, and Barcelona. The green hill The green hill Shanghai, …