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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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Much of my research and writing over the years has focused on telling stories-innovative efforts at moving cities and urban neighborhoods in the direction of sustainability, at finding ways to build economy, reconnect to place and environment, and at...

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As we come to the end of another holiday season, it is a fair question to ask whether, for those of us concerned about sustainability, if any of the giving (and holiday consumption) has...

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Last week we returned to Comanche Creek. As I explain in the book, Comanche is the site of a long-running restoration project aimed at improving the habitat for the...

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It's been just over 21 years since the United Nations released Our Common Future and introduced the term "sustainable development" to the popular culture.  I was thirty years old when I read it, and I remember highlighting whole sections and...

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Talking to reporters and others about More: Population, Nature, and What Women, I’m sometimes asked where consumption fits into the population picture. A book review in the intriguingly...

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Last week I visited Walmart’s annual sustainable packaging conference in Bentonville, Arkansas. I learned that the first such meeting took place in a conference room in Walmart’s headquarters just three years ago and 50 people...

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