Richer Earth

Jan 18

thegreenurbanist:

“Afternoon traffic in copenhagen - snowstorm style”

thegreenurbanist:

Afternoon traffic in copenhagen - snowstorm style”

Three arguments about climate change that should never be used -

climateadaptation:

Pretty good overview. Has nice charts.

A refuting of magical thinking.

jamisonwieser:



These ideas are the result of 14 flights, 14 boarding passes and one, simple question: “How could this experience be better? The solution is by no means perfect and further iterations will see greater levels of refinement. However, as designers our aim should be to question what is otherwise accepted – a relentless mission to better, simplify and improve the experiences of other people.
Innovation starts with a natural distrust of the status quo. When you’re prepared to start asking simple questions of everyday things – the world is suddenly full of possibilities.

Design isn’t making things look pretty, design solves problems, sometimes problems we didn’t even realize we had. Well designed tickets please.

jamisonwieser:

These ideas are the result of 14 flights, 14 boarding passes and one, simple question: “How could this experience be better? The solution is by no means perfect and further iterations will see greater levels of refinement. However, as designers our aim should be to question what is otherwise accepted – a relentless mission to better, simplify and improve the experiences of other people.

Innovation starts with a natural distrust of the status quo. When you’re prepared to start asking simple questions of everyday things – the world is suddenly full of possibilities.

Design isn’t making things look pretty, design solves problems, sometimes problems we didn’t even realize we had. Well designed tickets please.

The secrets of the world's happiest cities -

emergentfutures:

"A couple of University of Zurich economists, Bruno Frey and Alois Stutzer, compared German commuters’ estimation of the time it took them to get to work with their answers to the standard wellbeing question, "How satisfied are you with your life, all things considered?"

Their finding was seemingly straightforward: the longer the drive, the less happy people were. Before you dismiss this as numbingly obvious, keep in mind that they were testing not for drive satisfaction, but for life satisfaction. People were choosing commutes that made their entire lives worse. Stutzer and Frey found that a person with a one-hour commute has to earn 40% more money to be as satisfied with life as someone who walks to the office. On the other hand, for a single person, exchanging a long commute for a short walk to work has the same effect on happiness as finding a new love.”

allthingseurope:

Paris Skyline (by CoolbieRe)

allthingseurope:

Paris Skyline (by CoolbieRe)

“If ISPs start restricting access or playing favorites, consumers will have less ability to access and choose among online services based on their own preferences because … the ISPs will be steering them towards [their] preferred partners,” Sohn explained.” — The Net Neutrality Ruling: All Sound and Fury? (via futuristgerd)

Small, New University Does Something Radical -- Only Hires Professors Who Want To Teach And Only Admits Students Who Want To Learn -

(Source: emergentfutures)

Zombies into neighbors: Ariane Conrad at TEDxBerlin -

Well worth the watch as we consider the urban future.

Jan 05

(Source: saveplanetearth)

100 in 1 Day Highlights the Power of Active Citizenship -

Collective action and collective leadership is the only way we will meet these challenges.