Housing & urban design

Vision 2050: A Sustainable future for Cheshire West and Chester

Chester Climate Change and Sustainability Ginger Group, Energy Bulletin

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.

archived June 25, 2009

United States - June 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

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?

archived June 21, 2009

Renewables & efficiency - June 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

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

archived June 21, 2009

Lighting a candle - June 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

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.

archived June 21, 2009

"Architecture 2030" plan to revive economy

Craig Severance, Energy Economy Online

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

archived June 18, 2009

Survival isn't cost-effective

John Michael Greer, The Archdruid Report

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.

archived June 18, 2009

Housing & urban design - June 16

Staff, Energy Bulletin

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

archived June 16, 2009

Solutions & sustainability - June 11

Staff, Energy Bulletin

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

archived June 11, 2009

Housing & urban design - June 3

Staff, Energy Bulletin

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

archived June 3, 2009

Shattered and shuttered

James Howard Kunstler, Clusterfuck Nation

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.

archived June 1, 2009