Cities, Towns, Transport
A livable, sustainable human habitat.
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.
Resurrect New Orleans: a better city is possible
by Van Jonesposted Nov 30, 2005
- In post-Katrina New Orleans, will casinos, big business, and tourism displace people and the culture of the Big Easy? How will the city protect itself from future storms and rising seas? New Orleans could be rebuilt to serve its residents, poor and rich, and prosper in harmony with its watery ecosystem.
Book Review: Carfree Cities by J.H. Crawford
by Guy Daunceyposted Sep 12, 2005
- Guy Dauncey reviews a book that praises the details in life that become noticable when people walk through their communities instead of driving.
How to Build an Ecohome
posted Sep 08, 2005
- Build a home that conserves energy, water, and wood using components from Berea's ecovillage
What's the matter with sprawl?
by Meredith Dearborn, Lisa Kundratposted Jul 29, 2005
- This article outlines some downfalls of urban sprawl, from environmental to psychological effects.
Just, Green & Beautiful Cities
by Carl Anthonyposted Jun 03, 2005
- Carl Anthony on the regional equity movement, and making cities work.
by Christopher Gutsche, Kathleen Smithposted May 24, 2005
- Campus housing goes green at Berea College.
The New City Beautiful
by Francesca Lymanposted May 09, 2005
- Vancouver, Seattle, London, and Chicago are getting healthier and more beautiful through "green urbanism."
Cities For All: An Interview with Angela Glover Blackwell
by Sarah van Gelderposted May 09, 2005
- Angela Glover Blackwell is founder and CEO of PolicyLink, a national organization working for economic and social equity. Her work has centered on revitalizing low-income communities and communities of color and public-interest law. She recently co-authored Searching for the Uncommon Common Ground: New Dimensions on Race in America (2002, WW Norton & Co).
Resource Guide for Just, Green, Beautiful Communities
by Lisa Kundratposted Apr 22, 2005
- Websites, books and organizations providing sustainable design tools, networks for change, resources for advancing equity, and improving schools.
by Shawn Rheaposted May 20, 2004
- the story of a grassroots effort to renew a post-industrial city. AC3T, Boggs Center, Detroit summer, Adamah, Grace Boggs, Cass Corridor Food Cooperative, Romanowski Park.
Breaking Down Buildings, Building Up a Neighborhood
by Holly Dresselposted Sep 30, 2002
- The suicide economy is all too ready to cast off used material, disadvantaged people, and troubled neighborhoods. These living economy entrepreneurs are turning throwaways into gold.
Warm, Dry, And Noble
by Andrea Deanposted Jun 30, 2002
- Samuel Mockbee founded Rural Studio, creating simple but inventive structures made of inexpensive, mostly salvaged or donated materials.