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Reading Time: 1 minute Optical Illusions Force Drivers to Slow Down

Indian Optical Illusions Force Drivers to Slow Down

Using nifty perspective techniques, a mother and daughter artistic duo are helping the city of Ahmedabad force drivers to slow down, by making zebra crossings appear like 3D road blocks when seen from a certain distance.
Reading Time: 1 minute Supermarkets in Denmark supply heat to cities

How Danish Supermarkets Are Making Cities Energy Efficient

By transferring excess heat created by cooling equipment, like fridges and air conditioners, 20 SuperBrugsen supermarkets in Als, Denmark, are providing warmth for other buildings while cutting back on their CO2 emissions.
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HowLoud Adds New Dimension to Measuring Liveability

Inspired by the ubiquity of the Walkscore in digital real estate listings, a former Caltech mathematician has developed the most comprehensive way to measure and score urban environmental sound. And the Soundscore is a facet of liveability often forgotten.
Reading Time: 1 minute Tanzania Cancels Union Day Celebration and Transfers Budget to Airport Road Expansion in Mwanza

Tanzania Cancels Union Day Celebrations, Redirects Funds to Road Expansion

In his third such decision in six months, Tanzanian president John Magufuli has canceled annual Union Day celebrations in the name of austerity and has instead channeled the budget towards the expansion of an important airport road in Mwanza, the country's second biggest city.
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San Francisco Law: Solar Panels in All New Buildings

As part of the city's effort to produce 100% of its electricity through renewable energy, San Francisco's new legislation makes it the first major US city to require all buildings of 10 floors or less to integrate solar panels.