Europe’s Cities Are Making Less Room for Cars After Coronavirus

How will cities carefully emerge from their coronavirus quarantines once lockdown measures are relaxed? That question might seem premature in the U.S., but in places where the virus struck earlier, cities are working out strategies for a return to something approaching normal urban life. Source: Europe’s Cities Are Making Less Room for Cars After Coronavirus

What We Can Learn From Coziness Culture About the Art of Staying Home

Winters in Calgary, Canada, can be long, lasting anywhere between six to eight months. They can be brutal, too, with extreme storms and temperatures that can shut down entire parts of the city. So in mid-March, when local artists Caitlind Brown and Wayne Garrett voluntarily quarantined themselves for two weeks after returning from Germany, theContinue reading “What We Can Learn From Coziness Culture About the Art of Staying Home”

The ‘New Normal’ for Many Older Adults Is on the Internet

The last real disaster Bonnie Weiss lived through was San Francisco’s 1989 earthquake. Even watching a piece of chimney break through her living room window didn’t prepare her to live alone during a global pandemic, she says. Weiss is nearing 80 years old and has no children. Source: The ‘New Normal’ for Many Older AdultsContinue reading “The ‘New Normal’ for Many Older Adults Is on the Internet”

Indigenous Solutions to Climate Crisis Could Lie in Archaeology, Experts Say

By Ian Morse For the first time last August, indigenous groups felt the global community was taking seriously their potential contributions to climate crisis policy. Indigenous peoples have long been labeled among the “most vulnerable” to climate impacts, but considering the local knowledge accumulated over millennia was another question, scientists and native groups have saidContinue reading “Indigenous Solutions to Climate Crisis Could Lie in Archaeology, Experts Say”

London cycling could increase tenfold after lockdown, says TfL

Mayor and agency planning fast-track new cycle routes and wider pavements Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Cycling in London could increase tenfold and pavements could be widened to allow for physical distancing and queueing outside shops, under plans to overhaul the capital’s streets post-lockdown. Source: London cycling could increase tenfold afterContinue reading “London cycling could increase tenfold after lockdown, says TfL”

Barclays makes first investment under new Sustainable Impact Capital initiative in SaveMoneyCutCarbon

Barclays has today announced a significant equity investment in SaveMoneyCutCarbon, the digital aggregator that provides a unique marketplace focused on sustainability, offering cost-effective products and solutions to businesses and consumers seeking to reduce their carbon footprint and be more sustainable. Source: Barclays makes first investment under new Sustainable Impact Capital initiative in SaveMoneyCutCarbon

This is climate tech

Heather Clancy Wed, 04/22/2020 – 01:50 Since mid-March, as the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic infected certain sectors of the U.S. economy, more than 200 U.S. startups have cut thousands of jobs . While they’re not immune to the forthcoming fiscal challenges, entrepreneurs developing solutions for addressing climate change — from agtech to decarbonizationContinue reading “This is climate tech”

USDOT Launches Challenge to Design Accessible AV Solutions

The Inclusive Design Challenge is seeking automated vehicle (AV) solutions that are designed to be more accessible to people with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has opened Stage I of the Inclusive Design Challenge, a national prize competition seeking design solutions to make future automated vehicles (AVs) more accessible to people with disabilities.Continue reading “USDOT Launches Challenge to Design Accessible AV Solutions”

How is Disney going to imagineer itself out of this one?

The Walt Disney Company just shared how much it thinks the coronavirus pandemic has cost its business so far. Today the Walt Disney Company reported $18.01 billion in revenue and earnings of 60 cents per share for its fiscal second quarter of 2020, missing analysts’ profit estimates. Source: How is Disney going to imagineer itselfContinue reading “How is Disney going to imagineer itself out of this one?”