Housing & urban design

Solutions & sustainability - May 28

Staff, Energy Bulletin

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

archived May 28, 2009
	

Energy Bulletin founder talks up Permablitz

Adam Grubb, Very Edible Gardens (VEG)

Permablitz: An event in which volunteers use permaculture principles to transform a suburban garden into a place that produces its own food.

archived May 28, 2009
	

Economics - May 23

Staff, Energy Bulletin

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

archived May 23, 2009
	

Solutions & sustainability - May 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

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)

archived May 21, 2009
	

Food & agriculture - May 20

Staff, Energy Bulletin

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

archived May 20, 2009
	

Housing & urban design - May 19

Staff, Energy Bulletin

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)

archived May 19, 2009
	

Energy conservation key to R.I.’s economic future

David M. Marquez, Providence Business News

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.

archived May 19, 2009
	

Housing & urban design - May 13

Staff, Energy Bulletin

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

archived May 13, 2009
	

Transport - May 13

Staff, Energy Bulletin

More Cyclists Means Fewer Accidents, Says Report
Car-Free in America?
Building a Low Cost EV in 1 Week

archived May 13, 2009
	

When the oil gives out (new book excerpt)

Theodore Roszak, Second Journey

"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)

archived May 11, 2009