Cities, Towns, Transport
A livable, sustainable human habitat.
A “Living” Built Environment
by Jason McLennanposted Nov 16, 2009
- What if buildings, communities, and infrastructure projects were designed to be beautiful, socially just, and as gentle on the environment as plants are?
Climate Hero Marcus Ryan
by Kate Sheppardposted Nov 10, 2009
- A former Obama campaigner helps neighbors find talented green workers to make their homes climate-friendly.
Scoring Transit and Walkability
by Brooke Jarvisposted Nov 06, 2009
- Walk Score, a website that ranks the walkability of neighborhoods, now includes public transit in its rankings. Realtors say a good Walk Score rating adds major value to property listings.
posted Oct 06, 2009
- The Bamboo Bike Studio in Brooklyn, New York, teaches students to build their own bamboo bicycles in one weekend. Workshop proceeds help finance bamboo bike factories in Ghana, Kenya, and Ecuador.
Brooklyn's Bamboo Bikes
by Justine Simonposted Oct 06, 2009
- DIY bikes made from sustainable materials solve problems in New York and in Africa.
The Greening of Southie
posted Aug 14, 2009
- A feature documentary about Boston’s first residential green building, and the men and women who set out to construct it.
YES! Bikes to Work—All Month
posted Apr 29, 2009
- May is national bike month. To celebrate, YES! staff members are joining one of the biggest bike commuter events on the West Coast: the 2009 Group Health Commute Challenge. Check back all month as YES! staff members report back from their green commute.
Bike Kitchens: Building Community, Bikes
by Rob Forbesposted Apr 28, 2009
- A bike kitchen is a community-based, hands-on workshop that provides free (or almost free) help to people who need to fix their bikes. Find out more about these places that are popping up across the U.S. and Canada.
Pedal People Put the Cycling in Recycling
by Laura Kaliebeposted Apr 21, 2009
- In all types of weather, the staff of Pedal People Cooperative Inc. can be found hauling up to 300 pounds of trash, recycling and compost on trailers hitched to the back of their bikes.
by Dee Williamsposted Nov 04, 2008
- Positive change begins at home. So when Dee Williams decided to change her life, thats where she started. In fact, she redefined what "home" meant, right down to what it was, and where it could go.
No Foreclosures Here
by Holly Sklarposted Oct 31, 2008
- With the housing crisis nationwide driving struggling families from their homes, Boston’s creative Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative shows how communities can hold their ground.
Living Large in a Tiny House
by Carol Estesposted Oct 31, 2008
- Dee Williams doesn't need a big house to be happy. Instead she found happiness in a 84-square foot house on wheels.
Sustainability in Seattle: Green Buildings
by Richard Conlinposted Oct 20, 2008
- Seattle has one of the largest stocks of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings in the country. Conlin said the city uses its power as both a regulator and an economic force to push the rest of the city and region to adopting greener building styles and methods.
In Review :: The Urban Homestead and Northwest Green Home Primer
by Pamela O'Malley Changposted Jul 30, 2008
- A good-natured guide for urbanites who want to live off the land without leaving the city limits.
Community Land Trust Keeps Prices Affordable—For Now And Forever
by Daniel Firesideposted Jul 29, 2008
- Community Housing Trusts buy land and houses, not for profit, but to keep them affordable for low- and middle-income residents. Daniel Fireside looks at the success of Vermont's 25-year-old Champlain Housing Trust, which provides homes for 2,100 households.