Monthly Archives: June 2013

Why big data firms are missing out on a potential market: urban sustainability

The City of San Francisco has mapped all the trees as part of an effort to map and illustrate the health, water, air quality, and economic benefits of trees. One such site showing these benefits is UrbanForestMap ( Here’s a … Continue reading

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How do you communicate sustainability to other people?

Here’s an exercise for you. If you were an urban planner, how do you communicate the public health benefits of living in a city where everything is within walking distance in a way that does not turn off the audience … Continue reading

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Mapping Morsels

Final map layout/interface.

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25 Things I’ve Learned About Life

Post by Derrick Fung: 25 Things I've Learned About Life View Post on Quora

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How do you argue against Americans who think the US is the best?

Answer by Florence Lince: Knowing that only 30% of the American population has a passport it helps to ask a question to these people first; Do you have a passport and have you ever used it?  If they say yes … Continue reading

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Is public transportation a real solution to reduce air pollution in big cities?

Answer by Francis Chen: As touched upon already, air pollution is a consequence of massive resource consumption, and there are different sources of air pollution, not just cars. However, I'm going to speak from a North American perspective (Hong Kong, … Continue reading

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