Changing the world and people's attitudes is a group effort; the more people working together for a common cause, the more effective it will be. At this joyous time of the year, Treehugger would like to recognise and salute the dedication and hard
Coincident with our coverage of Enermax, we find an article by Kevin Surace on how "New Approaches to Quiet Buildings Can Help Address Climate Change." He is not a disinterested observer, but CEO of Serious Materials, the startup that is looking to
Richard Florida wrote in the Globe and Mail (and I can't link because of their stupid fence) about the possible economic engine that could be Toronto, Buffalo and Rochester.
Tor-Buff-Chester is bigger than the San Francisco-Silicon Valley mega-region,
Richard Florida quotes Wendy Waters in "All About Cities" noting that City planners and economic development specialists are spending increasing amounts of time trying to make their cities attractive to younger, educated workers and the companies that
Based around the simple concept that cities incubate new businesses, connect people, ideas, money and markets while their ports and airports connect us to the world, a non-profit group called CEO's for Cities seeks to help augment and revive cities
Coincidentally, just after writing about Land Use and Climate Change, I happened to surf over to Carectomy, to see that "a newly published research project published by the Urban Land Institute points out, improving vehicle efficiency alone won't
Trucks laden with Fiji water may not be so welcome in Chicago; according to USA Today, "Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has endorsed a proposal to add a 10-cent tax to each bottle, which would bring the city about $21 million a year.
Quoting our post on slow cites: "While the United States is a more fast-paced society, there are a number of examples that you can point to that indicate an openness for the idea of slowness. The number of farmers markets have increased dramatically and
In a slide show by BusinessWeek, America's most toxic cities are placed front and center. Contaminated sites are plagued by calamities-in-the-making such as man-made chemicals seeping into the soil, rupturing underground petroleum-storage tanks,
In North America our planners are obsessed with separating the cars from the pedestrians, the commercial from the residential; there is so much space wasted and so much less chance for creative interaction. Robert Oullette says "While that approach
In the last housing and construction downturn, if an architect asked you a question, you answered "big mac and fries." This time the answer may well be "gallium indium phosphide, with a germanium topping." It appears that all kinds of engineers,
Cities support so many activities and ideas, and have so many places to explore. An example of a group using the city to its fullest is The Toronto Psychogeography Society, "a loose collection of relentless flâneurs, explorers and walkers. The word
Bryan Pijanowski counts parking spaces at Purdue University. In his own county, he found 355,000 off-street, nonresidential parking spaces, three for every person in the county. Now he wants to take his count nationwide. Dr. Donald Shoup, professor of
One of the reasons people can live in smaller spaces when they live in cities is there is so much to do. Why have a media room and a big screen when there are theatres and places to go? Not only that, in the city, your experiences keep changing. The