Urban agriculture exploding in Vancouver

April 6, 2008,AEST

As our cities grew and our housing settlements changed, we began to separate the places where we live from the places where food is grown. The average North American food item now travels 1,500 kilometres to reach the grocery store | Read More

Can eco-density be beautiful? – Crosscut Seattle

March 29, 2008,AEST

Can eco-density be beautiful? By Adele Weder Vancouver, B.C. wrestles with how to make new buildings and greater density produce better, less uniform architecture. It turns out nobody has a very clear image of what that would look like. …..Nobody | Read More

UIC release Sustainable Urbanism Guide

March 27, 2008,AEST

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s City Design Center has produced a 96-page electronic publication illustrating ideas for green development in Garfield Park as a case study for use by Chicago neighborhoods and individuals. “Green Schemes: Sustainable Urbanism for Garfield | Read More

Wheelchairs teach street lesson

March 27, 2008,AEST

 The people who design New York’s streets and sidewalks found out what it’s like to roll on someone else’s wheels Wednesday. “It was very difficult,” said landscape architect Steve MacAvery as he stepped out of the wheelchair he’d used to | Read More

Weep for Urban Renewal

March 24, 2008,AEST

As fantastic as our annual Doors Open weekend (May 26, 27) has been in giving us a chance to tour a vast number of wonderful buildings, it’s also a reminder of the vast number of wonderful buildings we won’t get | Read More

Weep for Urban Renewal

March 24, 2008,AEST

As fantastic as our annual Doors Open weekend (May 26, 27) has been in giving us a chance to tour a vast number of wonderful buildings, it’s also a reminder of the vast number of wonderful buildings we won’t get | Read More

America’s cleanest cities

March 20, 2008,AEST

Want to live where the air is sweet, the water is pure and the streets are clean? Try the country. But what if you don’t like the sticks? Then try Florida. Source Financial Post – America’s cleanest cities.

Is Suburbia Turning Into Slumburbia?

March 14, 2008,AEST

The dark side of this surreality is that the places far from these hallowed urban cores are experiencing unprecedented decline and, according to some experts, threaten to become tomorrow’s slums. We’re not talking about mean inner city streets getting meaner, | Read More

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