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By Peter Newman / On January 26th, 2009

The seven key innovations of resilient cities are set as city models (being detailed over the next several weeks here at “Eco-Compass”). While no one city has shown innovation in all seven areas, some are quite advanced in one or two. The challenge for...


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

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By Walker Wells / On October 22nd, 2008

Fall is housing conference season, at least on the west coast. Having presented at the three main regional conferences - Non-Profit Housing of Northern California (NPH),...