Cities, Towns, Transport
A livable, sustainable human habitat.
Skill Up, Party Down
by Mason Inmanposted Sep 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 Conlinposted Sep 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.
Resilient Ideas: Get Off The Grid
by Regina Gregoryposted Sep 09, 2010
- A pioneering town in Germany pulls off clean, reliable energy with stable prices.
Resilient Ideas: Bike As You Are
by Valerie Schloredtposted Sep 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 Eberleinposted Sep 09, 2010
- The challenges of creating urban ecovillages can also be great advantages.
In New Orleans, Kindness Trumped Chaos
by Rebecca Solnitposted Aug 27, 2010
- Lessons of dedication, solidarity, love, and recovery, five years after Katrina.
Waste Not: Seattle’s Road to Zero Trash
by Richard Conlinposted Aug 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
posted 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 Walljasperposted Jul 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 Kuckposted Jun 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 Collinsposted Jun 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 Conlinposted May 27, 2010
- Looking back on 10 years of carbon reduction efforts in Seattle.
A World on Two Wheels
posted May 19, 2010
- Video: Can you imagine a city where bikes rule? Flashback to the Netherlands' vibrant mid-century bike culture.
The Biking Wittwer Family
by Sara Cross, Travis Wittwerposted May 13, 2010
- Join Travis Wittwer for a day of bike commuting with his children in Portland, Ore.
An Urban Wilderness in Milwaukee
by Eddee Danielposted May 13, 2010
- The Menomonee River watershed in Milwaukee is what Eddee Daniel calls an "urban wilderness", and it is something that should and can exist in every American town and city.