News/Blog

  • February 24th, 2011

    The Problem with Skyscrapers

    “The Problem with Skyscrapers” – talks about the optimum scale in density and combination of diversity to create the best personal feel and experience AND the best use of resources – turns out they are one in the same. An “Ekistical” moment.

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  • February 24th, 2011

    Smart Growth

    Smart Growth planning and investment in mass transit works. Take a look at Washington DC where automobile registrations dropped by 19,000 while population grew by 18,000 from 2000 – 2008.

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  • February 24th, 2011

    TOD Video

    Street Films, a NYC-based organization that is “documenting livable streets worldwide” has launched a 10-part video series entitled “Moving Beyond the Automobile”. Take a look at the intro trailer and the first video where we see that New Jersey is getting TOD right.

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  • February 17th, 2011

    Alternatives to lessen portfolio impact of climate change

    Diversifying allocations across alternative asset classes may mitigate the portfolio impact of climate change — which if left unchecked could cost institutional investors upwards of $12trn over the next 20 years, according to a recent study. Aston Tan <mailto:aston.t@peimedia.com> Increasing capital allocations to asset classes which are able to adapt to low-carbon environments, such as […]

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  • July 19th, 2010

    Multipurpose Mushrooms

    This year, the role of mushrooms as an alternative source for creating insulation will be introduced.  Insulation is formally made of fiberglass, treated newspaper, and/or rock wool.  These materials take are very hazardous to the environment, and hazardous to your health if not handled properly.  The roots of mushrooms are non-flammable and without treatment, have […]

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  • June 28th, 2010

    The End Point Vision for a New Development Paradigm

    Over the last several years, the requirements of real estate development have changed, bringing on a new paradigm for the industry. Issues as diverse yet irretrievably connected as: conserving natural resources and dealing with increasing traffic congestion or providing workforce housing and job training are challenges of our civilization influencing at the root the what, where and how of the future of development in the coming decades.

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