CHANGE OBSERVER : PHIL PATTON
"Range anxiety" is the fear of running out of juice, and probably the chief obstacle to people's acceptance of electric cars. We don't like to plan our journeys so carefully. But this pod-like electric car, which has been lurking in the shadows of the more highly publicized Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf, may alleviate that concern.
PLACES : MARTIN HOGUE
Since the early 20th century the Bonneville Salt Flats — 30,000 acres in western Utah, a plain so vast and flat that the curvature of the earth is visible to the naked eye — have been attracting the world's best and fastest drivers. Several years ago architect Martin Hogue began to explore, analyze, draw and photograph this extraordinary landscape and its history of land speed racing. We're pleased to present — during the annual Speed Week at Bonneville — a slideshow of Hogue's work.
CHANGE OBSERVER : PHOTO BY SUSANNAH SAYLER/THE CANARY PROJECT
Susannah Sayler, Glacial Icecap and Permafrost Melting: Cordillera Blanca, Peru, 2008.
CHANGE OBSERVER : ASHISH NANGIA
Respect for the design of Chandigarh, India, is growing, even as the modernist city is showing wear. But who will care, if access to its most impressive monuments is restricted?
CHANGE OBSERVER: PROJECT ARCHIVE
Report on the sustainability program at St. Augustine parochial school in the South Bronx.
PLACES ARCHIVE: WINTER 2006
A veteran city planner and educator analyzes the anemia of U.S. planning, and detects signs of life in neighborhood activism.