Housing & urban design
Most Americans are dis-connected from everything essential for survival. We have lost meaningful connections with the sources of our water, food, shelter, clothing, with our fellow humans in community, with those we love, with The Mystery of Life. No wonder we feel dis-eased!
In Hard Times, Public Places are More Important Than Ever
Kunstler on South Africa
Robert Rapier's Year Without a Car
Urban areas see revival in housing construction
Outside buyers drawn to Detroit's foreclosed homes
Small, Green And Good
Our safety is at risk when governments fail to respond effectively to changing heat supplies and prices, according to Larry Hughes, the lead author of two new reports released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives in Nova Scotia.
Trouble at the mall
Kunstler: Retooling Suburbia
How the Crash Will Reshape America
The number of vehicles worldwide is expected to reach two billion in the next two decades. Surprisingly, China – where the demand for cars has been skyrocketing – just may offer the best hope of creating a new, greener transportation model.
Turning Shipping Containers Into Customizable, Affordable Housing
Junked cars morph into green manufactured houses
Review: Garbage Warrior
Dealing with the Coming Plague of Empty Superstores
With superb insight, wisdom and erudition—one is almost tempted to say omniscience—Alexis Zeigler’s Culture Change charts an ambitious course for the future of our civilization. The book calls for a revolution to bring about what Zeigler terms a “conscious culture” capable of responding intelligently to our ecological crisis. (Full book title: Culture Change: Civil Liberty, Peak Oil, and the End of Empire)
Depression in the East points the way for the rest of the world
As It Falters, Eastern Europe Raises Risks
Japan's crisis deepens as world stops buying
Home Prices Post Biggest Drop in 21 Years
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Financial Times
Sustainability interview: Peter Newman and Timothy Beatley
America's Top 15 Emptiest Cities
In Maricopa, Ariz., a Paradise Found and Lost
Sonoma Mountain Village: Is Green Suburbia Possible?