Housing & urban design
This Vision for a Sustainable West Cheshire is intended to guide the Cheshire West and Chester Authority (CW&C) in taking decisions about the future of the area. It is centred on the premise that if we are to achieve a truly sustainable community by 2050 the direction of travel set now must be right.
Letter from the Motor City
Pay, baby, pay (oil royalties)
Robert F. Kennedy challenged growth for growth's sake as does Barack Obama
Can the U.S. afford to let California fail?
La Revolucion Energetica: Cuba's energy revolution
Global warming: send in the tanks (the magic of immersion heaters)
Urban energy innovation in the global South
Transition communities gear up for society's collapse with a shovel and a smile
Permaculture for humanity (Larry Santoyo)
WeCommune: tech support for communes
The promise of the future: Voided by our cleverness (Transition in Salem, Oregon)
Ecocities Emerging - June issue
Peak oil taskforce says PO could cause food shortages in S.F.
Message to Washington: You're not getting it - we're still out of work. WInd farms and energy efficient public buildings are important, but what about the housing industry? The recession started with the housing industry -- and can end if we bring back construction -- so lets focus on the real problem. That's the heart of the message to Congress and the Obama administration from a group of architects and builders who are promoting a plan to end the recession by revitalizing America's
If industrial civilization perishes, this will most likely happen because the steps needed to save it weren't considered cost-effective. In this first of a series of posts on the economics of the deindustrial future, the Archdruid explores the economic limits -- some real, others conjured into being by mistaken ideologies -- that stand in the way of constructive responses to the crisis of our time.
Dynamic Design, Dynamic Cities
White Rooftops May Help Slow Warming
US cities may have to be bulldozed in order to survive
Suburban dream lives on in Australia
Transition film to be available for 48 hours Friday and Saturday
Daryl Hannah: the joy of living 'on the edge of civilisation'
Rebooting urban watersheds
The eco evangelist
Post-consumerism: emerging needs and market opportunities
Setting the pace to create the greenest building ever
Car-Driven Society Poses Health Risk for Americans
Bryn Davidson on Peak Oil, Climate Change and Transportation at the 2009 Art Center Sustainable Mobility Summit
My daddy bought Chevrolets in the 1950s, marvelously crazy-looking machines with winged tail-lights that handled like pontoon boats, broke down after 30,000 miles, and were tossed out every couple of years not on account of their mechanical failures so much as their obvious lack of up-to-the-minute styling. The post-war prosperity dazzled his generation with its democratic cornucopian bonanzas. The innocence of all that is truly lost now. There is a dark sense of things shifting out there now in a major way.