Cities, Towns, Transport
A livable, sustainable human habitat.
The Cyclists Who Beat an Airplane: A Tale of Carmaggedon
by Brooke Jarvisposted Jul 18, 2011
- Los Angeles—perhaps America’s most famously car-choked city—briefly became a modern transportation morality play.
To Save Our Cities, Put Children First
by Jason McLennanposted Jul 13, 2011
- What’s the universal design principle that can make our cities great? Kid-friendliness, says architect Jason McLennan.
Better Policies Without the Politics
by Aaron Contorerposted Jul 07, 2011
- Regional policy centers show promise as a new model for driving change.
A Simple Idea to Transform the Life of Our Cities
by Jay Walljasperposted Jun 27, 2011
- Even a short stretch of car-free pavement empowers pedestrians to realize the road belongs to them, too
Complete Streets: It’s About More Than Bike Lanes
posted Jun 07, 2011
- Video: How a few simple changes have transformed streets in New York City.
The Road Not Built: Redefining Progress At Home and Abroad
by Robin Broad, John Cavanaghposted May 23, 2011
- Local opposition to a proposed road in Trinidad brings new understanding of “progress,” and what it means to be rooted.
Living Buildings, Living Economies, and a Living Future
by David Kortenposted May 18, 2011
- David Korten: Two ideas that bring me renewed hope that we can end our isolation from nature and from each other.
Building the Just City
by Sarah Laskowposted May 13, 2011
- Beyond growth: How to build cities that make life richer for the people who live there.
by Kim Eckartposted Apr 10, 2011
- Do you ride the bus? Use the library? Walk on the sidewalk? Congratulations—you're already part of the commons movement.
When Density Meets Community
by Richard Conlinposted Apr 07, 2011
- In Seattle, cutting carbon while increasing quality of life.
How to Design a Neighborhood for Happiness
by Jay Walljasperposted Apr 04, 2011
- The way we design our communities plays a huge role in how we experience our lives.
In the Built Environment, the Tyranny of the Big, the Beauty of the Small
by Jason McLennanposted Mar 11, 2011
- Green building leader Jason McLennan on ways to keep our buildings and cities at a healthy, human scale.
YES! Picks: Dispensing Seed Bombs
by Caitlin Battersbyposted Mar 01, 2011
- Seed bombs are a favorite tool of guerrilla gardeners for planting flowers on derelict ground.
Changing with the Climate
by Richard Conlinposted Feb 07, 2011
- In Seattle, how changes in policy help prepare for changes in climate.
How to Be a Car-Free Family
by Angela and Dorea Vierling-Claassenposted Feb 02, 2011
- Tired of paying car insurance, sitting in traffic jams, and guzzling too much gas? Advice for finally moving beyond the car.