Véronique Vienne
Taylor Holland’s Scenic Tour
Owen Edwards
A Michelangelo, at 100 mph Plus
Anne Quito
Anne Quito on Quiet

On this episode of Insights Per Minute Anne Quito explains why being quiet sometimes requires a loud design.

John Thackara
Cloud Commuting

A two-year project in Belgium proposes new relationships between people, goods, energy, equipment, spaces, and value. Its design objective: a networked mobility ecosystem.

John Thackara
Caloryville: The Two-Wheeled City

In China, ‘battery-bikes’ are outselling cars by four-to-one. Pedelec sales are soaring in Europe, too. Is this the start of system-wide phase-shift in transportation?

1920s Chicago Transit Posters
03.21.13 has a small, but gem filled collection of Chicago transit posters from the 1920s.

Owen Edwards
My Month as a Mocker

A remembrance of London in the 1960s. Rockers rode motorcycles and Mods rode scooters.

Parking Meter History

The history of the parking meter — originally designed to have a positive affect on traffic flow and shopping.

Rick Poynor
The Experiential Thrill of Driving in Films

A new book, Drive, shows how the car scenes in movies help us understand the experience of modernity.

Visualizing Mass Transit

Andrew Walker has visualized the mass-transit systems of major cities.

Rick Poynor
It’s Smart to Use a Crash Test Dummy
John Foster
Accidental Mysteries
John Thackara
Virtual Boring Agent
Phil Patton
Audi Urban Future Summit 2011

Report on one of the latest conferences to take on the global theme of the city

Phil Patton
The Green Dashboard

The design of instrument panels reflects the new technologies of hybrid and electric vehicles

Alexandra Lange
On GOOD: Why Are Car Seats So Poorly Designed?

If you want parents to use public transportation, first you have to fix the car seat.

Phil Patton
Another Wrong Turn for Chris Paine

Review of the documentary film Revenge of the Electric Car.

John Thackara
Rotterdam: Where Time is no Longer Money

Twelve-year-old children in Rotterdam have never known a time when their city was not being rebuilt around them.

John Thackara
If It’s Not the Destination and It’s Not the Journey...
John Thackara
The Gram Junkies: In Transportation Design the Key Issue Is Not Speed, but Weight

In the matter of mobility and modern transportation we all need to become gram junkies.

Phil Patton
Charging Double

Comparing two new electric-car chargers: Blink and WattStation

Mark Lamster
The Ugliest Object I Have Ever Owned
John Thackara
Is an Environmentally Neutral Car Possible?
Mark Lamster

The idea: fuse a Trabant, that iconic East German junkmobile, with an El Camino, the classic American musclecar.

Phil Patton
Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Car

Review of Mitsubishi's i-MiEV electric car.

Alexandra Lange
Archpaper Review: Our Cities Ourselves

Does one size fit all, even when it is oh-so-hot bikes and buses?

Phil Patton
Murray T.25 City Car

Report on Gordon Murray's conversion from revolutionary race car designer to creator of one of the greenest city cars ever.

Mark Lamster
Coming to America: The Extraordinary Journey of Morris Moel

From Poland to New York, the story of Morris Moel.

Alexandra Lange
Diana Center & Architectural Bull----

Though rave reviews (
Architect, Metropolis, previously New York) are rolling in for Weiss/Manfredi’s Diana Center at Barnard College, every review has praised two things that I quickly dismissed as the most basic architectural bullshit: the copper glass and the street-level transparency.
Mary Badon
Red Light, Green Light : The Invention of the Traffic Signal

The traffic light — invented in 1912 by a policeman in Detroit — has radically impacted the way transportation rules have developed over the past 100 years, all over the world.

Phil Patton
One Car Per Family

Report on Yves Béhar's design for a new "people's car."

Jonathan Schultz
Better Place

Report on Better Place, winner of the 2009 INDEX Award in the Community category.

Phil Patton
Triple-Digit Inflation

Phil Patton questions GM's sustainability claims for its Chevrolet Volt electric car.

Mark Lamster
Blriot! The Centennial of a Historic Flight

A century ago today, Louis Blriot took off in an airplane of his own invention.

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