Cities, Towns, Transport
A livable, sustainable human habitat.
Public Housing Goes Green
by Jeff Raderstrongposted May 13, 2010
- Throughout the last year, green public housing projects have been built or proposed in several major cities.
A Requiem for Detroit?
by Grace Lee Boggsposted May 12, 2010
- A new documentary illustrates a different kind of American Dream taking hold in Detroit.
Building the World We Want: Interview with Mark Lakeman
by Brooke Jarvisposted May 12, 2010
- Interview with the co-founder of the City Repair Project, a Portland group that helps neighbors turn public spaces into gathering places.
Transforming Space Into Place
posted May 12, 2010
- Video: Is the shortest distance between two points all that life is about? City Repair doesn't think so. They're helping people imagine and create lively public spaces—starting with your local intersection.
City Repair in Action
posted May 12, 2010
- Photo essay: City Repair helps people organize, design, and implement new, people-friendly visions for their communities—and reclaim the notion of “neighborhood” in the process. Here’s a collection of their best work.
A New Deal for Local Economies
by Stacy Mitchellposted Apr 29, 2010
- More local, durable economies are already taking root. We can help them along by changing the way we regulate businesses, plan cities, and finance the communities we want.
posted Apr 23, 2010
- The residents of Portland are literally tearing their city up. Who says cities have to be islands of concrete?
On the Path to Climate Neutrality
by Richard Conlinposted Apr 22, 2010
- Seattle hopes to become North America's first climate neutral city. City council president Richard Conlin asks: What exactly are we getting ourselves into?
No Car, No Problem
by Orion Kriegmanposted Apr 05, 2010
- Car-free living not only cuts back on your greenhouse gas emissions. It also builds local community, brings families closer together, and helps support local economies.
Can a Video Game Teach Sustainability?
by Rik Langendoenposted Mar 15, 2010
- In an entertainment subculture famous for violence and resource exploitation, one video game offers lessons for urban sustainability.
Plug In Your Ride
by Rik Langendoenposted Mar 10, 2010
- Networks of electric charging stations—key to the acceptance and use of electric vehicles—are starting to appear around the world.
A New Generation Builds Beyond Racism
by Rob "Biko" Bakerposted Mar 04, 2010
- Youth take the promise of Obama and put it into practice.
The City We All Want to Live In
by Carl Anthonyposted Mar 04, 2010
- How to make our cities just, inclusive, and green.
Intentional Integration in Pennsauken, N.J.
by M. Paloma Pavelposted Mar 04, 2010
- Pennsauken, pop. 36,800, established a Stable Integration Board to oversee real-estate transactions and other efforts, and a multicultural community has flourished.
Just Cause Broaden's Fight for Tenant's Rights
by Berit Andersonposted Mar 04, 2010
- Two organizations working on opposite sides of the Bay Bridge realized that they would be better able to serve low-income tenants by working together.