Happy Park(ing) Day
Sep 17, 2010
- One day a year, in cities throughout the country, parking spots take on a whole new meaning. Simply by paying the parking meter and rolling out some grass, residents claim these spaces as public parks.
From Vacant City Lots to Food On the Table
by Madeline OstranderSep 17, 2010
- How to grow food where we need it.
In U.S. Transition Towns, the Big Challenge is Bringing People Together
by Lynsi BurtonSep 17, 2010
- When it comes to local resilience, it takes all kinds: Building bridges for a post-oil America
Skill Up, Party Down
by Mason InmanSep 17, 2010
- Transition Towns plan a gentle descent from oil dependence—and have a blast in the process.
Here to There: Transportation Planning in a Climate-Neutral City
by Richard ConlinSep 15, 2010
- Big transportation projects can contribute to sprawl and increase automobile use—or, they can promote biking, walking, and use of transit. Seattle is working to take the latter path.
Bike As You Are
by Valerie SchloredtSep 09, 2010
- Whether it's in lycra or heels, the emerging movement of "come as you are" cycling proves that anyone can bike–anytime, anywhere.
Resilient Ideas: Low-Impact Urban Living
by Sven EberleinSep 09, 2010
- The challenges of creating urban ecovillages can also be great advantages.
Resilient Ideas: Get Off The Grid
by Regina GregorySep 09, 2010
- A pioneering town in Germany pulls off clean, reliable energy with stable prices.
In New Orleans, Kindness Trumped Chaos
by Rebecca SolnitAug 27, 2010
- Lessons of dedication, solidarity, love, and recovery, five years after Katrina.
Waste Not: Seattle’s Road to Zero Trash
by Richard ConlinAug 16, 2010
- There’s simply no room for waste in a carbon neutral city. Seattle has a plan to cut its contribution to landfills—and it’s working.
Without a Car in the World
Aug 13, 2010
- Photo Essay: Los Angelenos tell stories of living car-free in the city.
Happy Cities for the Global South: Interview with Enrique Peñalosa
by Jay WalljasperJul 02, 2010
- Former Bogotá mayor Enrique Peñalosa is convincing city planners from Beijing to Mexico City to create lively public spaces that center around people and community, not cars.
Common Ground in a Liquid City
by Sarah KuckJun 25, 2010
- Re-imagining our cities is the best chance we have to create prosperity, lower our carbon emissions, and save what’s left of the natural world.
Dry Run: Bostonians Learn to Appreciate Clean Water
by Chuck CollinsJun 01, 2010
- On May 1st, Bostonians got a remarkable glimpse of our water commons and how we might respond to future disruptions.
Reducing Carbon Emissions: Seattle Has Taken the Lead
by Richard ConlinMay 27, 2010
- Looking back on 10 years of carbon reduction efforts in Seattle.