Food Carts take on Abandoned Asphalt

Sometimes the best solutions to urban problems are the simplest. Portland, Oregon is allowing unused parking space to be used for food vendors, increasing economic activity in otherwise dead spaces. “Outside of downtown, carts are forming neighborhood-oriented clusters” on vacant parking lots, McInelly points out. “At SERA we have promoted food carts as a low-cost urban design […]

The Ecological Impact of Roads and Parking

Many of the people who criticize developments for destroying habitat just don’t realize the impacts that the roads that they drive on, including major highways, have on wildlife corridors. Over the past couple of decades, awareness of wildlife corridors has grown. In Australia, suspended possum crossings sway above the F3 highway north of Sydney. West […]