Phoenix: What You Might Not Know About the Least Sustainable City

Phoenix is a city known for few things. When asked, people typically describe the Valley of the Sun in similar ways.      “Hot” dominates the list, followed by “way too hot.” This label is justified, of course. Phoenix reigns as the hottest metropolis in the United States and is getting hotter. Some scientific models project Phoenix temperatures to hit 125 or 130 degrees Fahrenheit by … Continue reading Phoenix: What You Might Not Know About the Least Sustainable City

Building a Better Future, One Bike at a Time

In front of a small storefront in Berlin’s lively Neukölln neighborhood, Yunus and Talu Tüntas are hard at work. It’s sunny and hot out, but that doesn’t seem to phase the two brothers, or their young apprentices, who are huddled over Yunus as he tightens the screws on a bike that the team are currently upcycling. It’s the middle of a long July afternoon, the … Continue reading Building a Better Future, One Bike at a Time