Pictures from the turn of the 20th century to today show how Amsterdam slowly—and intentionally—changed its car culture.
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The people who live in a Golden Age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks.
From “Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City,” by Russell Shorto – who adds this comment:
He was voicing a suspicion that no matter how grand and prosperous and momentous the time in which you are living may be, its grandeur is inevitably stained by the incessant drabness of the present.
Trendsmap is often an interesting way to see geographically what’s trending on Twitter. Here’s Vancouver this afternoon:
Looks like a certain football game is attracting interest. (You can generate your own Trendsmap by going here.)
As mentioned below, I’m going to Amsterdam for a week or so. Here’s their Trendsmap today:
Hmm, Amsterdam Ajax. Going from football to football.
Blogging will be light, if at all, until mid-February. But then … lots of Amstersdam.
London, New York, Vancouver, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Stockholm: Which city gets the title?
It’s hard to quantify what makes a city “greener” than any other metropolis, but there are some clues: car ownership, green space, bicycle usage, solar installations, recycling, and water consumption are just some of the factors that add up to create environmentally responsible cities. An infographic from HouseTrip lays out what different cities are doing in an easy-to-read format.
So which city is the greenest?
It’s hard to say. In many respects, Stockholm beats the competition. But the cities need to be considered in their regional contexts. New York is environmentally conscious compared to most other U.S. cities, and Vancouver is known as one of the greenest cities in Canada. All of the cities listed have features that should be emulated by other cities. As the world’s population becomes more urban, these models of what can be done will become increasingly important.