Browsing: Cities

0 Could plants replace street lights?
New research from MIT could see public street lights replaced with luminescent plants   Engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been experimenting with the idea that making plants and trees glow brightly would drastically reduce the need for electricity MIT hopes that their glowing flora could be used to provide low-intensity indoor lighting, or to transform trees into self-powered streetlights. Continue →
0 Emergency preparation only for the privileged?
Storing food and other supplies in case of a disaster is out of the question for people who cannot afford the basics for everyday living – a key issue that needs to be addressed by emergency preparedness agencies, according to new research from Massey University. Continue →
0 Small city, big win
Napier City Council’s City Vision: Small City Big Ideas project scooped the Creative New Zealand EXCELLENCE Award for Best Creative Place category in the LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards. Continue →