Think of cities as cesspools of crime and pollution? Or vibrant hubs of economic, cultural, and social innovation? New TED book City 2.0 shares the ideas of twelve thinkers on how we make the world’s cities – now home to over half of us – viable and sustainable.
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Still a little nervous about bicycle commuting? You’re not alone. The Green Lane Project is a response to that fear: a campaign dedicated to creating safe, inviting spaces for bicycling and walking in urban environments.
While the Gulf oil spill still dominates the green blog space, Regator‘s trends show that we may be broadening out into some of the discussions needed to head off such disasters: climate legislation and global warming are well up in the rankings. Rankings and trends aren’t everything, though… an awful lot of cool stuff out […]
By Lester R. Brown As I was being driven through Tel Aviv from my hotel to a conference center in 1998, I could not help but note the overwhelming presence of cars and parking lots. It was obvious that Tel Aviv, expanding from a small settlement a half-century ago to a city of some 3 […]
After a long holiday weekend, you may shudder a bit at the idea of a new video game… “I can’t get the kids out of the house as it is!” Canadian company Ovolo’s new game City Rain, however, may be one you don’t mind the kids playing… or you might even get hooked on yourself. […]
This post is by Sheryl Canter, an online writer and editorial manager at Environmental Defense Fund. Last week we sent an email to our action network asking how people were coping with high oil prices. The response on our sister blog, the Green Room, was enthusiastic — over 600 comments! Here are some of our […]
When the award-winning film The End of Suburbia was released in 2004, it was considered by some to be an amusing but exaggerated view of what Peak Oil will do to the suburban way of life. As gas prices approach $5/gallon, it doesn’t seem quite so shocking. As a passionate enemy of suburban sprawl, I […]