(via This Guy and His Trained Falcons Work at the SF Dump - The Bold Italic - San Francisco) Using birds to keep other birds safe, even at the dump!The falconer “flies his hawk” with a series of commands, letting the predator’s intimidating presence be a soaring death threat. The freaked seagulls flap around and flee to safer skies. All the fuss is for the good of the gulls, to discourage their ingestion of chicken bones, burrito scraps, ketchup-smeared plastic, and dangerous chemicals. When left to their own scavenging devices, the birds can cause trouble, like dropping garbage into the bay, feeding their babies regurgitated toxins, sharing diseases with the rest of the bird population…

(via This Guy and His Trained Falcons Work at the SF Dump - The Bold Italic - San Francisco)
Using birds to keep other birds safe, even at the dump!
The falconer “flies his hawk” with a series of commands, letting the predator’s intimidating presence be a soaring death threat. The freaked seagulls flap around and flee to safer skies. All the fuss is for the good of the gulls, to discourage their ingestion of chicken bones, burrito scraps, ketchup-smeared plastic, and dangerous chemicals. When left to their own scavenging devices, the birds can cause trouble, like dropping garbage into the bay, feeding their babies regurgitated toxins, sharing diseases with the rest of the bird population…

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New York City doesn’t even have to try. It’s the #1 most walkable city in the country, boasting the world’s largest rapid transit system, a huge portfolio of bicycle lanes, and an impressive 29,000 acres of Parks stewardship.

Robert Dalton on how New York City can inspire sustainable cities across the US. (via thisbigcity)

Just because New York is taking the lead doesn’t mean that your city can’t grow into a more walkable home!