Posts tagged cities

GIF illustrating what public transportation, in the is case streetcars, do to take cars off the street, and how that improves transportation capacity in our cities.

GIF illustrating what public transportation, in the is case streetcars, do to take cars off the street, and how that improves transportation capacity in our cities.

Amazing to see how close the urban sprawl has grown to the pyramids…
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The Unbelievable Photos Taken by the Crazy Russians Who Illegally Climbed Egypt’s Great Pyramid
people, you may never see an image like this again… so yeah, reblog it

Amazing to see how close the urban sprawl has grown to the pyramids…

via desmond-the-creppy-bear:

The Unbelievable Photos Taken by the Crazy Russians Who Illegally Climbed Egypt’s Great Pyramid

people, you may never see an image like this again… so yeah, reblog it

People For Smarter Cities: Interactive Trash Bin

Paul creates an interactive trash bin that encourages Metro passengers to recycle their subway tickets. A little imagination can keep the metro station clean and make it more fun. 

More smart ideas at: http://ibm.co/1bory9R

Buzzfeed’s listicle formula will likely run out of steam at some point…
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Buzzfeed’s listicle formula will likely run out of steam at some point…

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Visualizing the tallest buildings in the world, circa 1896

Visualizing the tallest buildings in the world, circa 1896

Comparing the skylines of major cities with their ice sheets only 21,000 years ago…

Comparing the skylines of major cities with their ice sheets only 21,000 years ago…

What’s driving the rise of poverty in the suburbs of America?

What’s driving the rise of poverty in the suburbs of America?

City Life Changes How Our Brains Deal With Distractions
via theatlantic:

In an upcoming issue of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, a group of British psychologists reports that people who live in cities show diminished powers of general attention compared to people from remote areas. With so much going on around them, urbanites don’t pay much attention to surroundings unless they’re highly engaging.

Instead, as the researchers put it, city dwellers have developed a form of attention that puts priority on “the search for potential dangers or new opportunities.”
Read more. [Image: Shutterstock]

City Life Changes How Our Brains Deal With Distractions

via theatlantic:

In an upcoming issue of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, a group of British psychologists reports that people who live in cities show diminished powers of general attention compared to people from remote areas. With so much going on around them, urbanites don’t pay much attention to surroundings unless they’re highly engaging.

Instead, as the researchers put it, city dwellers have developed a form of attention that puts priority on “the search for potential dangers or new opportunities.”

Read more. [Image: Shutterstock]

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Urban traffic made beautiful. Mesmerizing video  

via theatlantic:

A Satellite View of City Growth, in GIFS

Dubai 2000 and 2010:

One of the best examples of the instant megacity, Dubai has changed dramatically since oil was discovered there in the 1960s. The change over just the past decade has been incredible.

Istanbul 1975 and 2011:

As Istanbul goes from blood red to grayish-beige in these images, the population grows from about 2.5 million in 1975 to 13 million in 2011.

See more [Images: NASA and USGS]