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By Admin / On February 16th, 2011

How can the design of cities address the challenge of climate change? Patrick Condon, author of Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities, presents simple...

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By Peter Newman / On March 2nd, 2009

The sixth Resilient City model is the Place-Based City.


By Timothy Beatley / On February 6th, 2009

Two weeks ago I had the chance to visit the Los Angeles Ecovillage (LAEV), and spent time with its visionary creator Lois Arkin. The story of the LAEV is inspirational and instructive.  Located 3...


By Timothy Beatley / On January 16th, 2009

Perhaps because we are such Olympians at moving, at shifting and transitioning to new lives, new jobs and new houses, Americans know relatively little about the places in which they live. Much of my own work has been about the creative ideas for...

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By Walker Wells / On December 4th, 2008

green: environmentally sound or beneficial urbanism: the practice of creating human communities Green Urbanism: the practice of creating communities beneficial to humans and the environment