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Toronto swaps Google-backed, not-so-smart city plans for people-centred vision

March 13, 2021

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“A year after ditching a Google tie-up to create a tech-heavy waterside development, Canada’s largest city is stressing affordability and sustainability”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/12/toronto-canada-quayside-urban-centre

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How Berkeley Beat Back NIMBYs

March 5, 2021

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Is California finally ready to accept a more sustainable way of life?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/04/opinion/affordable-housing-california.html?referringSource=articleShare

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Farther, Faster and No Sweat: Bike-Sharing and the E-Bike Boom

March 3, 2021

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Social-distancing, sustainability and accessibility helped accelerate e-biking during the pandemic, and the trend is showing up in urban bike-sharing programs.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/02/travel/ebikes-bike-sharing-us.html?referringSource=articleShare

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‘All the bones are there’: could a new electric vehicle be built in Australia?

February 28, 2021

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With the right incentives, many believe Australia can still ride the electric revolution, reviving its car industry and slashing emissions at the same time

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/feb/28/all-the-bones-are-there-could-a-new-electric-vehicle-be-built-in-australia

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‘Bike lanes to nowhere’: for cyclists, Los Angeles is heaven and hell | Los Angeles | The Guardian

February 19, 2021

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Poor infrastructure makes LA one of the most difficult US cities to bike in. Cyclists hope the pandemic will change that…”

Source: ‘Bike lanes to nowhere’: for cyclists, Los Angeles is heaven and hell | Los Angeles | The Guardian

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Innovation, Not Trees. How Bill Gates Plans to Save the Planet.

February 16, 2021

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Will battery technology in Australia change the face of our nation’s electricity grid?

February 15, 2021

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Australia’s first “big” battery worked so well there are now more than 40 built or planned. How might they reshape the grid?

Source: Will battery technology in Australia change the face of our nation’s electricity grid?

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Electric Cars, Cool. But When? 

February 14, 2021

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From steel city to bike city: Wollongong pins hopes on becoming world-class cycling destination | Cities | The Guardian

February 14, 2021

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With 130km of bike paths that wind along the region’s beaches, Australia’s 10th-largest city is striving to make cycling the preferred mode of transport. But it’s an uphill battle

Source: From steel city to bike city: Wollongong pins hopes on becoming world-class cycling destination | Cities | The Guardian

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Science…

February 13, 2021

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If we could tap 0.1 percent of the energy under the earth’s surface we could supply humanity’s total energy needs for two million years.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/11/opinion/science-technology.html?referringSource=articleShare

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