Housing & urban design

San Francisco peak oil task force report

San Francisco Peak Oil Preparedness Task Force, City & County of San Francisco

San Francisco was born at the beginning of the oil age, and the city has flourished during an era in which fossil fuels became the foundation of our economy and society...Task Force Members will present their findings to members of the Board of Supervisors’ Government Oversight and Audit Committee in Room 263 of City Hall at 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 23. Interested readers in the San Francisco Bay Area are invited to join them in room 263, City Hall, at 2:00 P.M.

archived July 21, 2009
	

Housing & urban design - July 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Montgomery Panel Passes Redevelopment Plan
A New Enforcer in Buildings, the Energy Inspector
Questioning the direction of transportation policy

archived July 21, 2009
	

UK Government carbon transition plan - July 16

Staff, Energy Bulletin

UK announces long-term carbon reduction strategy
Climate change: Green dreams
Energy bill rises to tackle climate change are tiny

archived July 16, 2009
	

Solutions & sustainability - July 16

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Real People, Real Preparation, Part One
In Public Housing, Talking Up the Recycling Bin
High-rises on hold: What to do with empty lots?

archived July 16, 2009
	

Hard times - July 15

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The State of Homelessness in the U.S.
Looming crisis spells stimulus (Hundreds of Thousands of Workers Will Lose Unemployment Benefits Soon)
Food banks squeezed by prices, demand

archived July 15, 2009
	

Homestead Aesthetics

Sharon Astyk, Casaubon's Book

I know a lot of people who read “shelter magazines” - which is just a fancy way of saying magazines full of pretty homes. I admit to liking to look at them in checkout lines myself, since they do help me beautify my house - just not the way they are supposed to. I think: ”Wow, that’s a gorgeous sleigh bed - I’d love that…hmmm…8,000 dollars….yeah, my futon’s looking cozier and more elegant already!”

archived July 10, 2009
	

Solutions & sustainability - July 10

Staff, Energy Bulletin

David de Rothschild: Saving the world, one adventure at a time
Before We 'Save' Journalism
Auto-ban: German town goes car-free

archived July 10, 2009
	

Deep thought - July 6

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Bugging Out
How Politics Works and Why Activism is So Important
Risk Assessments: Playing the "What If?" Game
The Future of Transport
Dopamine Returned on Energy Invested (DREI)?
Tällberg Forum 2009
One Second After: A Book Review from a Prepper's Perspective
Ruins of a Second Gilded Age

archived July 6, 2009
	

Housing & urban design - July 3

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Urban retrofits
Organic Farms as Subdivision Amenities
The Farmer and the Lawn

archived July 3, 2009
	

Investing in durability

Guy R. McPherson, Nature Bats Last

If you are planning to withdraw, please tell me where you're going, and send directions. If not, it's time to start thinking about how you and your family or tribe will muddle through the years ahead. One word comes to mind: durability. If that wasn't the first word that came to your mind, I'm not surprised.

archived June 30, 2009