Does an abundance of parking make cities better or worse for the inhabitants? There’s no easy answer to the question, but parking reformists encourage less parking — and less driving — in larger cities. Max Rohr looks at the history of parking lots and the debate about more vs. less spots.
Engineering a new habitat for the Smithsonian National Zoo’s Bird House
with efficient water systems and an innovative HVAC design.
January 8, 2024
The Smithsonian Institution’s Bird House at the National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute underwent a six-year, $69 million project to upgrade the space with efficient water systems and an innovative HVAC design. More than 170 individual birds representing 70-plus species are on view.