1. climateadaptation:

xkcd

    climateadaptation:

    xkcd

  2. 30,000 Thank You’s

    Just returned home from a weekend in Berlin to find that Secret Republic now has over 30,000 followers. You guys are super cool - thanks for your support.

    Best,
    Kasey

  3. Amtrak Ridership Hitting Record Levels in FY 2013 →

    Amtrak says ridership has increased in the first six months of fiscal year 2013, with ridership in March setting a record as the single best month ever in Amtrak’s history.

  4. Mass Transit Ridership In U.S. At Highest Level Since 1957

  5. accordingtomac:

(Source: Radical Cartography)

    accordingtomac:

    (Source: Radical Cartography)

  6. Beautiful Bicycle Monday

    Beautiful Bicycle Monday

  7. Driving Continues to Decline in US →

  8. titularhumour:

blech:

Driving directions between two houses in Florida (specifically, a suburb of Orlando) that share a back garden fence: “7.0 mi, 17 mins”. Via Eric C, via Eric Fisher.

Amazing.

It’s a more complex problem than just low density, but an easier one to fix. The suburbs need a retrofit.

    titularhumour:

    blech:

    Driving directions between two houses in Florida (specifically, a suburb of Orlando) that share a back garden fence: “7.0 mi17 mins”. Via Eric C, via Eric Fisher.

    Amazing.

    It’s a more complex problem than just low density, but an easier one to fix. The suburbs need a retrofit.

  9. enochliew:

    Park Killesberg by Rainer Schmidt Landschaftsarchitekten

    The design sees itself as the linking of two dominant themes of Killesberg: soft nature and hard topography, dominated by peoples´ quarries.

  10. smartercities:

What Can Urban Planners Learn from SimCity? | StateTech
The newest version of SimCity, the 24-year-old video game that made urban planning cool, is set to arrive in March. The game allows users to build and manage a city, forcing them to make decisions about education, energy, water, sewage and transportation. 

This may be a new guilty pleasure soon.

    smartercities:

    What Can Urban Planners Learn from SimCity? | StateTech

    The newest version of SimCity, the 24-year-old video game that made urban planning cool, is set to arrive in March. The game allows users to build and manage a city, forcing them to make decisions about education, energy, water, sewage and transportation. 

    This may be a new guilty pleasure soon.

  11. fabriciomora:

SOA Architects 

    fabriciomora:

    SOA Architects 

  12. Politicians from both right and left could learn from the Nordic countries →

  13. fuckyeahpublicspace:

    June 2012—several thousand people gathered in Brussels for a giant picnic to advocate/demand more public space and accessability for pedestrians and cyclists in their city. From the polis blog:

    “The open space in front of the Stock Exchange, right in the heart of Brussels, is officially called a square (plein or place). In reality, people only have a sidewalk a bit wider than average to stroll beside a four-lane thoroughfare that bisects the city center north to south.

    The “square” is usually unpleasant because of car exhaust and engine roars. Last Sunday at noon, however, residents — mostly families — invaded the public space with a picnic.

    “We want to give the city back to the people,” said a young woman from her deckchair”

    sources:
    [1] polisblog, 13.06.12. [2] [3]

  14. nevver:

    From on high

  15. 26,000 followers as of yesterday, thanks guys!