Category Archives: Sustainability

Cities producing net positive energy consumption

More than 800 Italian communities making more energy than they use Continue reading

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Living Wall

Green roofs are passe when you consider what is going on with this Tokyo Japan building “Living Wall” Continue reading

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Greyfields: A Mixed Use Dream?

Starting in the mid 1990’s, many enclosed malls began losing tenants because of low sales, causing many to completely shut down.  The main reason for this was that Americans were finding other ways to shop besides driving miles to the … Continue reading

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Is Driving more Convienient – Update

Two months with no car have shown me that it is much easier living without than I ever expected, and has opened my eyes to the fact that people are already thinking about not having a car, most just don’t take any action Continue reading

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Wind Turbine/Solar Light Lamps

Technical innovation is driving all types of sustainable iseas, but what will really be sustainable long term? Continue reading

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Wal Mart v. Mixed Use. Debate continues…

There is a great summary of a presentation by Peter Katz over at Citiwire.net.  In it he provides the amount of property tax revenue received to a community by a Wal-Mart, a regional mall, and a mixed use building.  On … Continue reading

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Is driving really more convenient??

I sold my car, and now I am not sure that it makes sense to even buy a new one after being forced to ride my bike to work Continue reading

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