It's been a while since we checked in on Peak Moment TV, the innovative public access TV show bringing you "Community Responses for a Changing Energy Future". In the episode above, Peak Moment explores White Sage Gardens, an Oregon experiment in
We love vertical farms and while they may not be as practical as green roofs, the idea of food being grown right in the city doesn't get any more local than this. New York magazine asked four architects to dream up
LA isn't exactly known as the most transit-friendly city in the world. Built around the motorcar, and lacking the density of cities like New York or Washington DC, it's hard to imagine how Los Angeles can remedy this situation either. However, if this
With the UK's chief scientist warming of a looming food crisis, and with consumers around the world changing their eating habits in the face of increasing prices, the need to find alternatives to our current food system
Peter Gorrie of the Star makes some interesting points about cul-de-sacs. Owners love them; Gorrie describes one family: "The Bennetts love their enclave. It's quiet and friendly;a safe place for not only road hockey but also
We’re all about CSA’s and community gardens here at TreeHugger, but this might be the first time we’ve come across a community co-operative specifically dedicated to keeping chickens. Run by a group of urbanites in Portland, Oregon, the co-operative
We were blown away by Toby Segaran's animation of the expansion of Wal-Mart; they are everywhere. TreeHugger has written a lot of stories about them, many prefaced by the statement "of course, we don't shop there," but much of North America does shop
Wendy Waters at All About Cities ponders the issue of making car pools work in today's (evidently completely paranoid) society, for those communities without the density or population to support transit. She mashes the
We get pretty excited about the fancy new green(er) cars appearing at events like the New York Autoshow – take the new Mitsubishi iMiEV for example. It doesn’t hurt to remind ourselves though, that the greenest car is no car at all. From pedestrian-
We have written before that our cities are public space, not just an infrastructure to get you from store to workplace to home but something that has been designed for pleasure, culture and enrichment of our lives. We have posted often about Lori
From the always wonderful Streetfilms gang, "Featuring ample footage and photos from over a dozen cities worldwide, this video makes the case that America is woefully behind the curve in protecting its cyclists in big cities."
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"We will soon discover whether this bold evolutionary experiment of combining a large forebrain with opposable thumbs was really a good idea. Over the next decade, our species takes its university finals.
The data has been logged; the numbers have been crunched, and, after a nationwide study on green living, Corvallis, Oregon (Hey, that's where I live. Look at that.) has been named the Best Green Place to live in America by Country Home Magazine. The
In this new video from our friends at StreetFilms.org, the crew travels to Istanbul, Turkey to speak with local urban planner Kevser Üstündag, and see firsthand how this city of 12 million people is actively dealing with its transportation