Cities, Towns, Transport
A livable, sustainable human habitat.
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.
Who Killed the Electric Car?
by Chris Paineposted Feb 04, 2008
- Find out why do the only kind of cars that we can drive run on oil. And discover a terrific alternative, a pure electric car.
Communities in Transition
by Doug Pibelposted Feb 01, 2008
- The Transition Town movement brings neighbors together to prepare their communities for a post-carbon world. And finds that "the future with less oil could be preferable."
The Secret Life of Plug-In Cars
by Sherry Boschertposted Jan 29, 2008
- Plug-in hybrids and electric cars can run on wind or solar power, and driving an all-electric vehicle cuts greenhouse gas emissions by up to 65 percent. A cool car review from Plug In America.
Getting There Carbon Free
by Guy Daunceyposted Jan 29, 2008
- Post-carbon travel starts with walking, biking, more public transit, less commuting, more local buying.
Smart, Green Buildings
by Guy Daunceyposted Jan 29, 2008
- The U.S. emits the equivalent of 7.26 gigatonnes of CO2 annually. Our buildings contribute 2.49 gigatonnes of that. What Can We Do: Guy Dauncey outlines our options for Smart, Green Buildings.
People Taking Charge: Homeless Build Community
posted Nov 07, 2007
- Prestes Maia and the Downtown Housing Movement Create Homes for the Homeless in Brazil
Compost Toilets and Self-Rule
by Madhu Suri Prakashposted Nov 07, 2007
- The ecological toilet is one of today's most hope-filled expressions of people's power. How composting toilets help us take back our power and autonomy.