In green building, permaculture and some industrial design circles, there is a lot of discussion about closed loop systems–the idea of using waste as fuel in a circular resource loop. In nature, observes architect William McDonough, there is no waste. Vancouver WA’s Tacofino carts are experimenting with this idea, starting with recycling and exploring biodiesel. […]
In a partnership with New York City, MOVE systems has unveiled the cart of the future: a mobile cart that runs on compressed natural gas, supplemented by solar with the option to hook up to electricity. Vendors will lease the cart from MOVE systems. While made for NYC, the cart could be used in other […]
MIT’s CoLab is collecting soundscapes–audio stories of places–including this street food example from Medellin, Colombia: http://colabradio.mit.edu/qa-an-interactive-web-documentary-on-medellins-street-vendors/
Colin Marshall of the Guardian discusses how Portland’s food cart scene exemplifies Portland’s “container urbanism.” Cartopia is substantially quoted, as is co-author, Kelly Rodgers, as she explains why Portland’s food carts contribute to Portland’s urban design. Read the full article here.