EU to replace short haul flights with high-speed rail, “True Urbanism” vs “Hipster Urbanism,” public participation, and more in today’s News & Notes.
A reader from Japan writes to let us know about the bullet train opening in Kyushu.
Video of highrises swaying in Tokyo as a result of the 8.9 magnitude quake.
Hayaku: A Time Lapse Journey Through Japan by Brad Kremer Via: GOOD
The above video highlights a new electric bus developed by Waseda University being tested in Japan. The bus runs 25km (15.5 miles) on one charge, takes 15 minutes to recharge, and the batteries cost approximately $50,000. The bus is estimated to reduce emissions by one third over a conventional bus. In Providence, the Green Line LINK Trolley runs on a …