Housing & urban design

EntropyPawsed Perspective on Health & Dis-ease

Bonnie Gifford, MD, EntropyPawsed

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!

archived March 25, 2009

Housing & urban design - Mar 20

Staff, Energy Bulletin

In Hard Times, Public Places are More Important Than Ever
Kunstler on South Africa
Robert Rapier's Year Without a Car

archived March 20, 2009

Housing & urban design - March 16

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Urban areas see revival in housing construction
Outside buyers drawn to Detroit's foreclosed homes
Small, Green And Good

archived March 16, 2009

New online report: Energy security in the residential sector

Larry Hughes, PhD, Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives

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.

archived March 9, 2009

Housing & urban design - March 9

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Trouble at the mall
Kunstler: Retooling Suburbia
How the Crash Will Reshape America

archived March 9, 2009

Surviving two billion cars: China must lead the way

Deborah Gordon and Daniel Sperling, Yale Environment 360

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.

archived March 5, 2009

From waste to living space - March 1

Staff, Energy Bulletin

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

archived March 1, 2009

Book review: 'Culture Change' by Alexis Zeigler

Frank Kaminski, Seattle Peak Oil Awareness (SPOA)

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)

archived February 28, 2009

Economics - Feb 26

Staff, Energy Bulletin

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

archived February 26, 2009

Housing & urban design - Feb 25

Staff, Energy Bulletin

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?

archived February 25, 2009