This ranking, she adds, was a way to measure the kind of progress that is realistic for these U.S. cities, and also look at metro areas as a whole. One walkable downtown doesn’t mean an area is very sustainable, especially if housing is expensive and most people have to live far away. All sorts of factors are at work here. “For some cities, more bike lanes are the answer. For some cities, it’s about urban planning, so that you don’t have to drive 18 miles to get to the grocery store. And for a lot of cities, it’s thinking about their housing costs, so people can afford to live near their work,” she says. “There’s nothing bad about bike and pedestrian investment. To move a one-mile car trip to a pedestrian trip is good. But to cut a 10-mile car trip to five miles is five times as good.” … [Read more...] about Which U.S. cities’ transportation networks are doing the best for the climate?
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The new shoe is more modular than its predecessors, with the most premium version ($223) including two for inner sleeves and three new options for midsoles, meaning the shoe can be configured six different ways by play style. Thus, in the days of a hyper-competitive marketplace and increasingly fickle sneaker heads, the Jordan brand/Nike is opting for the strategy of mass customization–something akin to the Nike ID program, but this time, with the very fit of the shoe. … [Read more...] about No Joke: New Air Jordan Inspired By Zoot Suits, Wingtips, And Jazz
Your coworkers are all young—and you never thought about it One of the simplest ways to tell if your organization is doing a good job is to simply look around, says Patti Temple Rocks, a workplace consultant and author of I’m Not Done:It’s Time to Talk About Ageism in the Workplace. “Do an age audit to just understand the people that are working for my organization. Do they mirror the population at large? Do they mirror our customer? Chances are really good that … they don’t,” she says. … [Read more...] about 4 signs you might be more ageist than you think
paradox of choice, but to describe how overwhelmed we feel at the vastness of our possibilities. Ceramics is trapped between these two world views—it’s a material that human beings have used for millennia, and yet we’ve limited ourselves to so few forms and uses.” … [Read more...] about Ceramics get a futuristic makeover
Scott says that while PMK Customs recently gained notoriety for its high-end bespoke shoes–its drop of just 10 python/stingray/crocodile embellished Brooklyn Zoo Jordan 1’s, for example–he’s happy the brand is getting back to its “regular guy” roots. “We haven’t been doing painted customs lately, and now we are coming back home where our foundations are,” he says, and are planning to expand to women’s and kids’ shoes, after the launch of Design Labs. … [Read more...] about Breaking Out A Bespoke Sneaker Company With A Little Help From IE And HTML5