Housing & urban design

Housing & urban design - Apr 13

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Developer shrugs off recession, plots all-solar Fla. city
Is America's love affair with the "exburbs" over?
Sustainability a growing movement at colleges, universities across Canada

archived April 13, 2009

Pathways to community collapse: can we intervene?

Kathy McMahon, Peak Oil Blues

In the early stages of distress, appeals to the "common good" or "cooperative engagement" may be met warmly and enthusiastically by townspeople. However, there are predictable changes as hardship, deprivation and even violence escalates, which impacts on this spirit of altruism.

archived April 12, 2009

Housing and urban development - Apr 9

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The End of the Roads
Go Out and Play With the City: Matt Jones's Demon-Haunted World
Vacancies at U.S. Retail Centers Hit 10-Year High, Reis Says
Tollway Investment Woes in Brisbane, Australia

archived April 9, 2009

Housing & urban design - Apr 8

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Straw + Simplicity = Quake Resistance
Dutch Have Safest Cycling Streets
Distance from grocery store determines weight: Study
James Howard Kunstler: Investing In Infrastructure For An Age Of Scarcity

archived April 8, 2009

China’s grand plans for eco-cities now lie abandoned

Christina Larson, Yale Environment 360

Mostly conceived by international architects, China’s eco-cities were intended to be models of green urban design. But the planning was done with little awareness of how local people lived, and the much-touted projects have largely been scrapped.

archived April 7, 2009

Transport - April 6

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Shrinking airlines park more planes in the desert
Italian students give up wheels for their own two feet
Too many cars, and they’re not on the road
The American cars Obama wants
Portland, Portland style: touring by bicycle

archived April 6, 2009

Housing & urban design - Apr 1

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Which Is Greener: A New Building, Or An Old One?
In the Exurbs, the American Dream Is Up for Rent
Concrete Is Remixed With Environment in Mind

archived April 1, 2009

Housing & urban design - March 30

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Forget green roofs - this whole building lives
The reinvention of the trailer park
The RV: Going the way of the dinosaur?
Smaller, energy-efficient homes popular: Canada survey

archived March 30, 2009

Review: 'Future Scenarios' by David Holmgren

Frank Kaminski, Seattle Peak Oil Awareness (SPOA)

Future Scenarios serves as a good introduction to the concept of future energy descent/climate change scenarios.

archived March 29, 2009

Housing & urban design - Mar 26

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Strengthening Rural-Urban Connections
Artists, Foreclosures and the Ruins of the Unsustainable
City dwellers have smaller carbon footprints, study finds
Earthship's Michael Reynolds on the Colbert Report

archived March 26, 2009