Adele Peters is a writer who focuses on sustainability and design and lives in Oakland, California. She's worked with GOOD, BioLite, and the Sustainable Products and Solutions program at UC Berkeley.
Latest Posts by Adele Peters
- After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, planners and designers realized they could protect the city by reintegrating water into the urban landscape, instead of pushing it out.
- Europe's largest port—threatened by rising waters and a loss of its major industry—has reinvented itself as a playground for innovative thinkers who are trying to create a resilient city of the future.
- Designers are finding unusual ways to house refugees by integrating them into communities—while pushing the envelope on affordable design.
- A solar system will pump electricity directly from Chile's Atacama desert to the city, 400 miles away.
- By the end of the century, some of San Francisco's million-dollar apartments and multimillion dollar houses will be underwater. A recent report calculated that property worth a total of $77 billion is at risk from rising seas in the city.
- Giving old payphones new life by making them useful in the Internet age.
- At Amsterdam's busy Schiphol Airport, a bit of genius landscaping is giving neighbors relief from the constant roar of jets.
- A city parking garage with 700 bike spots, lockers, and showers—and not an engine in sight.
- Hamburg's plan to hide its highway underground and cover it with green space will reconnect a divided city.
- Anti-traffic hanging pedal cars have already been installed in an amusement park. Next up: Google's main campus.