URBAN ReTHINK

TRACKING THE FUTURE OF CITIES

20 Cities with Great Ideas (That Should be Copied Everywhere): Part 1

By: Pierre Herman 1. Muscat: Keeping it low rise Oman’s private-car dependent capital is no environmentalist’s dream, but what it does have that make it unique among oil-rich Gulf nations … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

The AirBnB phenomenon: What impact is it having on cities?

By: Pierre Herman Never has something as innocent as renting out a room in one’s home to tourists become so controversial. While some say it’s helping build a “sharing economy” … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Barcelona: the ultimate eco-travel guide

By: Pierre A Herman / Cover photo by: S. Pitta With a new high-speed train connection from Paris and a growing number of environmentally friendly hotel and dining options, Barcelona … Continue reading

March 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Amazing eco-friendly hotels

In the last edition of my sustainable hotels series we crossed four continents in search of perfect city or rural escapes that combine the most up-to-date sustainability credentials with creature-comforts to satisfy … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

The man who lived on his bike

 

November 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The world’s greenest hotels and resorts

An exclusive Green Times survey of 5 superlative hotels and resorts around the world that are setting the new green standard for hotels (and travel) everywhere.

March 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Urban upcycling: revitalizing cities in the Americas

By Pierre Herman Check out these fine examples of urban space reuse strategies that have helped turn once unsightly urban eyesores including an abandoned Wal-Mart store, a former military base, … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · 8 Comments

Bangkok resort a haven of peace and eco-values

You can’t drive there, the pool is full of bugs, and taking a shower gives new meaning to the term “getting close to nature”:  This über-green, yet tech-friendly, urban sanctuary, … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · 2 Comments

El Patio 77: an alternative B&B in the heart of Mexico City

In one of the world’s largest and most environmentally-challenged metropolises, the proprietors of an alternative, boutique bed & breakfast have put local environmental concerns far ahead of personal profits.

July 7, 2012 · 3 Comments

Sustainable urban bike-share holidays

Say goodbye to tired double-decker bus tours, taxis and subways. From Asia to Argentina, Montreal to Munich, more than 300 cities worldwide now operate bike-sharing systems, small and large. So instead … Continue reading

May 19, 2012 · 7 Comments

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