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Games for Sustainability
Welcome to Games for Sustainability where we provide a repository of outcomes from the Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment at Arizona State University on the use of experiments to study how people solve collective action problems related to the use of common resources. We used the experimental games in our research, and translated them for use in education and for participatory activities with stakeholders. We provide protocols, data, tutorials and testimonials.
games  sustainability 
may 2018 by sspela
Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities
1. We plan our cities and their mobility together.
2. We prioritize people over vehicles.
3. We support the shared and efficient use of vehicles, lanes, curbs, and land.
4. We engage with stakeholders.
5. We promote equity.
6. We lead the transition towards a zero-emission future and renewable energy.
7. We support fair user fees across all modes.
8. We aim for public benefits via open data.
9. We work towards integration and seamless connectivity.
10. We support that autonomous vehicles (AVs) in dense urban areas should be operated only in shared fleets.
mobility  cities  city  sustainability 
february 2018 by sspela
Walk [Mount Hope] on Vimeo
In July 2013, the City of Mount Hope West Virginia invited Matt to their town to help plan a pedestrian wayfinding campaign for 2 miles of the downtown Main Street. Mount Hope has never had the funding to pursue more traditional, permanent auto-oriented wayfinding and saw this as a healthy alternative that was very manageable financially. They plan to add to the campaign, change signs and track how many people grab directions from the signs as well.
walking  signs  video  usa  westvirginia  sustainability  mobility  energy  cars  driving 
june 2015 by sspela
Il Piedibus è il modo più sano, sicuro, divertente ed ecologico per andare e tornare da scuola.

E’ un autobus umano, formato da un gruppo di bambini “passeggeri” e da adulti “autisti” e “controllori”.
walking  school  children  bus  environment  sustainability  walkingbus  play  transportation 
april 2015 by sspela
How economic growth has become anti-life | Vandana Shiva | Comment is free |
In effect , “growth” measures the conversion of nature into cash, and commons into commodities.
commodity  nature  commons  money  sustainability  growth  vendanashiva 
november 2013 by sspela
Against Monoculture | Front Porch Republic
"A monoculture is a single form of life – or, by extension, a single culture – that exists over a large expanse of space, even globally. Nature abhors monocultures because they are so susceptible to annihilation by one agent of destruction. In plant or animal life, for example, a single virus or bacteria, a single destructive fungus or disease, a single hostile predator or pest would wipe out an entire monoculture without the barest resistance. It is the very nature of nature to avoid monocultures – indeed, it cannot be otherwise since any form of monoculture cannot long exist in nature. Life in the natural realm is manifold and varied, precisely so that some life will weather the inevitable deadly challenges that arise."
sustainability  disease  danger  virus  annihilation  landuse  patrickdeneen  nature  monoculture 
july 2012 by sspela - Welcome
"The project aims to understand how sustainable relationships can be developed between urban and rural areas in terms of land use."
environment  sustainability  eu  simulations  abm  urbanplanning  planning  future  forecasting  landuse  urban  rural 
june 2012 by sspela
Organizacija znanja
"Dober primer "počasnejšega" pristopa k IKT in h konvergenčnim tehnologijam se ne osredotoča na "urnost" (hitrost po uri) same tehnologije, pač pa se nanaša na hitrost procesov v računalnikih, ki pogosto potegnejo vase tudi ljudi. Zakaj je treba tudi v primerih, ko aplikacije delujejo z razumno učinkovitostjo, zamenjati računalnike vsakih 18 mesecev? Zakaj ne bi uporabljali starih računalnikov in na njih namestili "lažje" programske opreme (npr. odprtokodno programsko opremo) ter na ta način zmanjšali količino e-odpada? Moramo res biti 24 ur online, da nam preostane borih nekaj minut za resnični premislek, za tišino ali glasbo? Hitrost naših miselnih procesov ni kompatibilna s hitrostjo računalniških procesov."
organizacijaznanja  sustainability  knowledge  future  norbertopatrignani  slow  computers  ict  technology 
june 2012 by sspela - Building Better Bicycle Cultures: Ljubljana
"Back in the late 60s/early 70s a team of urban planners travelled from Ljubljana to Copenhagen to study bicycle infrastructure. This was at the height of the Cold War - although the Iron Curtain as far as Slovenia/Yugoslavia was concerned was more of a dangly bead curtain, but hey. They studied infrastructure and went home and just built it. Copy/paste. Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V. They built 45 kilometres of these perfectly separated cycle tracks and THAT is where Ljubljana was launched onto it's journey as a bicycle-friendly city."
bikes  transport  ljubljana  copenhagen  sustainability  cycling  copypaste  urbanplanning 
october 2011 by sspela
City offers lifetime tram passes in exchange for citizens’ cars | Springwise
There are many approaches cities can take to reduce the number of cars on their roads. We’ve seen numerous bike-sharing schemes, for example, as well as similar efforts to share electric cars, but until just recently we had never come across anything quite as dramatic as what Spain’s city of Murcia recently proposed. The government of Murcia has offered to give citizens lifetime passes to its brand-new tram system in exchange for turning over their cars.
spain  murcia  cars  tram  transport  parking  sustainability  city 
july 2011 by sspela
Crematorium could help heat council swimming pool | Environment | The Guardian
A council is proposing to save money – and combat global warming – by heating a leisure centre and swimming pool using heat generated by the crematorium next door.
sustainability  environment  swimming  pool  crematorium  heating 
january 2011 by sspela
Center for Sustainable Destinations, Geotourism, Places, Tips, Articles -- National Geographic
Geotourism informs both visitors and hosts.
Residents discover their own heritage by learning that things they take for granted may be interesting to outsiders. As local people develop pride and skill in showing off their locale, tourists get more out of their visit.
tourism  sustainability  geoturism  podeželje  mtv10 
february 2010 by sspela

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