Cities, Towns, Transport
A livable, sustainable human habitat.
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.
Building Autonomy, One Co-op at a Time
by Michael Foxposted Nov 07, 2007
- Over 20,000 member families live in cooperatively owned housing in Uruguay. The co-ops are not just housing members, but also involving them in social politics, management and organization. And they are working to spread the concept across the Americas.
Dutch Traffic Calming
by Jay Walljasperposted Nov 07, 2007
- Traffic calming began in the Netherlands with people putting furniture in the streets and has spread from there. An excerpt from "The Great Neighborhood Book: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Placemaking"
Cleveland: Community Action Turns the Rust Belt Green
by Ed D'Amatoposted May 10, 2006
- The collective power of individual efforts has helped the entire community realize its potential to thrive by, as Eco-City Cleveland’s director David Beach says, "creating a green city on a blue lake."
Picking Up the Pieces
by Miriam Axel-Luteposted Apr 16, 2006
- Housing groups find extra strength to serve communities in Gulf Coast after Katrina.