Cities, Towns, Transport
A livable, sustainable human habitat.
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.
Roads Aren’t Just for Cars Anymore
by Jeff Raderstrongposted May 13, 2010
- The Americas have lagged behind Europe in promoting bicycle transportation, but recent government efforts may change that.