Environment

Food, Energy, Transportation, Urban Design, Climate for an Eternity without Oil!

2. The specific challenges that we must all address are A) the production of food without petroleum – there were approximately 100 million Americans in 1915 and 21.5 million horses (≅5:1) to help ... read more »

Dense and Beautiful Stormwater Management

Dense and Beautiful Stormwater Management By Laurence Aurbach Ped Shed Blog, Friday May 14, 2010 http://pedshed.net/?p=270 ... read more »

A One Stop Shop for Sustainability?

Please add your thoughts to the discussion on my Sustainable Industries blog: A One Stop Shop for Sustainability? http://shar.es/m5rSv ... read more »

The Rise of YIMBY Environmentalism: a Personal Journey for Earth Day

Recently, I attended the annual conference of the American Planning Association, where I was invited to speak. ... read more »

Taking revitalization to the next level: Denver’s Living City Block

The Living City Block is an ambitious project in Denver’s LoDo (Lower Downtown) to demonstrate the potential of combining environmentally conscious business and economic development with revitalizat ... read more »

Vancouver's Olympic Village - smart, green & urban

Vancouver’s civic leaders believe that the athlete’s village built for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and the planned neighborhood that will surround it, will be one of the very greenest neighborh ... read more »

International Work on Role of Cities in Climate Change

Cities and climate change is of particular interest to me and I think a more organized or systematic approach to it is needed, especially when national governments (I won't name names) are providing s ... read more »

LEED awards show why ‘green’ criteria need reform

The US Green Building Council, which NRDC and CNU both support and to which we donate lots of staff time, including mine, is a terrific organization that has done a lot for the environment and arguabl ... read more »

Water Usage by Land Use

I am trying to dig up some information about averages of water usage based on different land uses. Does anyone have any information along these lines that they could share? ... read more »

The climate benefits of smart growth may be far greater than we have thought

Those of us who focus on the ability of compact regional and neighborhood development patterns to reduce the need to drive so much – and that has certainly included me – are missing some important ... read more »