China Opens 1-Kilometer Long Solar Road

December 30th, 2017 by Steve Hanley on Clean Technica  China has opened a 1-kilometer long solar road in Jinan, the capitol of Shandong province south of Beijing. The two-lane road covers 5,875 square meters and can generate up to 1 million kilowatt-hours of power annually — enough to power 800 Chinese homes, according to XinhuaNet. The electricity will be used to run street lights, …

Implemnting complete streets in small towns and rural communities

By Nimotalai Azeez · August 10, 2017  Successful implementation of Complete Streets requires much more than a one-size-fits-all approach. Rural and small towns often face distinct challenges from urban areas when it comes to improving the conditions for people walking and bicycling. The National Complete Streets Coalition recently spoke with Alta Planning + Design to learn about some of the obstacles smaller communities …

Woonerfs come to the US

PUBLIC SQUARE A CNU Journal, Dec 2017 The Wharf. Photo by Payton Chung. TRANSPORTATION A radical mixing of cars and people works as planned The recently opened nine-block development in Southwest DC is the largest expanse of “shared space” in the US. PAYTON CHUNG    DEC. 8, 2017 When the Wharf, a new development in Southwest DC, opened recently, it instantly became the largest expanse of …