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Cities, Towns, Transport

A livable, sustainable human habitat.

What's the matter with sprawl? What's the matter with sprawl?
by Meredith Dearborn, Lisa Kundrat
This article outlines some downfalls of urban sprawl, from environmental to psychological effects.
Just, Green & Beautiful Cities
by Carl Anthony
Carl Anthony on the regional equity movement, and making cities work.
Appalachian Ecovillage Appalachian Ecovillage
by Christopher Gutsche, Kathleen Smith
Campus housing goes green at Berea College.
The New City Beautiful The New City Beautiful
by Francesca Lyman
Vancouver, Seattle, London, and Chicago are getting healthier and more beautiful through "green urbanism."
Cities For All: An Interview with Angela Glover Blackwell Cities For All: An Interview with Angela Glover Blackwell
by Sarah van Gelder
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 Resource Guide for Just, Green, Beautiful Communities
by Lisa Kundrat
Websites, books and organizations providing sustainable design tools, networks for change, resources for advancing equity, and improving schools.
Detroit Renaissance
by Shawn Rhea
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 Breaking Down Buildings, Building Up a Neighborhood
by Holly Dressel
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 Warm, Dry, And Noble
by Andrea Dean
Samuel Mockbee founded Rural Studio, creating simple but inventive structures made of inexpensive, mostly salvaged or donated materials.
Curitiba: Story of a City
by Bill McKibben
Curitiba, Brazil, is drawing attention around the world not for its beauty or cultural amenities but for its solutions to ecological and human problems that have left other cities in despair.
Resource Guide for Exuberant Cities
by Johanna Zetterberg, Mark Overbay
Resources for livable communities, walkable communities, and better public transport.
Dreams: The Making of Cities
by Peter Newman
"A city should be a place of exuberance and exaltation of the human spirit, a place for celebration and public 'happenings', for rich and easy encounter, for relaxation and enjoyment." E.R.Wickham
Diverse, Green, Beautiful Cities: an interview     with Carl Anthony Diverse, Green, Beautiful Cities: an interview with Carl Anthony
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
A multi-cultural coalition can lead the way to greener and more vibrant cities that work for all residents, says Carl Anthony in this interview with YES! executive editor, Sarah van Gelder.
Betting On the Green Betting On the Green
by Carl Frankel
From the White House to Chicago and New York City, Carl Frankel seeks out green design.
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