Housing & urban design
The Powerdown Show: brilliant, and now available
A Job and No Mortgage for All in a Spanish Town
The Case for Working With Your Hands
Permablitz: An event in which volunteers use permaculture principles to transform a suburban garden into a place that produces its own food.
Martin Wolf: This crisis is a moment, but is it a defining one?
When did your county's jobs disappear? An interactive map
Recession turns malls into ghost towns
Simplicity: Peter Lawrence and Jim Merkel
Rethinking land use at Dartington: Rob Hopkins presentation
PBS documentary points to Portland transportation planning
Live Local (in Australia)
For urban gardeners, lead is a concern
The sewage plant carries the sweet smell of valuable phosphorus
Back to the “old normal” of domesticity
Going up? Farming in high-rises raises hopes
Transitioning our food from fossil fuel based to sun based
Livable streets and reclaiming public space for people (instead of automobiles)
Losing sustainability in the urban canyons
Built to last
Humans undo the savings of green buildings
A white roof isn't always the right roof
The Earth Sheltered House: An Architect’s Sketchbook (re-release)
Contrary to what many now believe, Rhode Island’s relative prospects are excellent. This is because the primary challenge to America’s economic recovery is likely to be the cost of energy. As recovery spurs rising energy consumption, prices will increase, perhaps dramatically. Since energy underpins all economic activity, those regions capable of operating in an energy-constrained environment will have relatively bright futures. Rhode Island, which already uses less energy per person than any other state, is particularly well-suited to meet the challenge.
In German Suburb, Life Goes On Without Cars
Cities Can Save the Earth
Why Can't We Build an Affordable House?
American Radicals as Co-op Housing Pioneers
More Cyclists Means Fewer Accidents, Says Report
Car-Free in America?
Building a Low Cost EV in 1 Week
"One way to evaluate the prospects of Eldertown might be to start from the viewpoint of one of the more apocalyptic environmental groups. The peak oil movement focuses tightly on the issue of energy, the Achilles heel of industrial society. Convinced that global oil production will soon peak — or perhaps already has — the peak oilers predict a horrendous cascade of disasters in our near future."
(Roszak was author of the 60s classic The Making of a Counter-Culture. In this book, he predicts that as the Baby Boomers become seniors, they will shake society once again - for the better)