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Talking sustainability with James Cameron at Greenbuild

James Cameron might be best known as a filmmaker, directing such memorable flicks as “The Terminator,” “Titanic” and “Avatar,” but he also is a staunch environmentalist. 937 more words

Climate Change

The Broadest Railway Gauge... Ever. Ever.

In an earlier article, I wrote about the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge, which I found to be wonderfully quirky, with elements of boat, railway and gantry crane about it. 906 more words


James Naughtie talking with China Miéville

The two discuss Miéville’s novel The City & The City, a crime thriller set in a parallel world published in 2009.

Topics include worldbuilding, maps, “ 20 more words

Built Environment

Léopold Lambert re: Walls and "power relation"

To wit –

Bodies do not simply find themselves within the spatial technology embodied by the corridor; their very presence is the result of a system whose political degree can vary from almost innocuous to the most explicit forms of racism. 65 more words

Built Environment

Divided highways and New Jersey's geography of cultureless nowheres

In a recent article for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Kevin Riordan writes about Daniel Nester, an author who recently wrote a memoir about growing up in Maple Shade, Burlington County. 548 more words

Built Environment

Isolation breeds, well, QUIRKINESS

Just got back from my second visit to Newfoundland, affectionately known as “The Rock”. Get out your maps. This glacially scoured island lies halfway between Boston and Greenland. 1,113 more words

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