Transportation

Planet Forward Member ideas to make the path from Point A to Point B a lot greener.

A plane wing in flight from the vantage point of a plane passenger.

(Photo by Julia MacCary)

Northwestern University
As reported by Julia MacCary, carbon offsets, monetary investments into global projects that reduce carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to counterbalance one’s emissions, have grown in popularity. But do they stand up to scrutiny?
Digital rendering of the three-level EngiNUity home with a balcony and a small outbuilding

The tri-level home offers two bedrooms and 2.5 baths as well as an additional bed and bath in the accessory dwelling unit. EngiNUity even included a deck. (Photo courtesy EngiNUity - Northwestern Solar Decathlon team)

Northwestern University
A team of Northwestern University engineering students won the 2021 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge by designing an energy-efficient home. Their approach makes us ask: Could small homes be a viable investment in a sustainable future? Medill's... Read More
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Cities all over the world have a problem: They’ve ceased to be for the people who live in them.

Taiwan High Speed Rail trial run in June 24th, 2006 (Wikimedia Commons).

The George Washington University
The question isn't if the U.S. should implement HSR: the question is how.
electric car at charging station

(pxfuel.com)

The George Washington University
How has The Great Lockdown affected the electric vehicle market? We look at the impact, and what countries are doing that are helping — or hindering — EV sales now, and going forward.

Hundreds of Tucson residents are using green spaces during the pandemic like the Loop, a 131-mile paved bikeway that now sees hundreds of daily users. (Jake Meyers / University of Arizona)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
Green spaces not only help cities mitigate and adapt to climate change; they can help residents cope with the shock of COVID-19.
George Washington University
Overpopulation is a global issue that leads to the increased use of vehicles by humans, which in turn causes a heightened amount of CO2 emissions to be released into the environment.
SUNY ESF
My story concerns the expansion of the built environment and its possible effects on public health and socio-spatial inequality
Northwestern University
The second of three episodes, this podcast focuses on the economic impacts of sea level rise in the Florida Keys.
Northwestern University
Northwestern University has launched its first student-run subscription bike-sharing program, called EO, where students pay $20 per quarter for unlimited rides and easy pick up/drop-off anywhere accessibility.

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