The End of the American Exurbs and the Death of Sprawl?
Development prospects for for-sale housing in 2010. From ULI's Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2010 survey.
It’s a common refrain among Smart Growth advocates across the United States that goes something like this: “The fallout from the economic crisis is hitting far out suburban and exurban communities much harder than urban areas. This signals the end ...
DDOT Director, D.C. Councilmember Take Action in Response to SeeClickFix Report
Wildly dangerous pedestrian crossing at U Stree and Florida Ave NW.
As I noted in a post a little over a week ago, my SeeClickFix report about a dangerous pedestrian crossing at U Street and Florida Ave. NW has garnered a lot of attention, even surpassing my own expectations about the ...
Towards a More Sustainable Jakarta
More than a quarter of Jakarta's population lives in slums. Flickr photo from Cak-cak.
Jakarta is the world’s sixth most populous metropolitan area. At 18.9 million people, the Indonesian capital’s total population falls just short of metropolitan Mumbai and New York and its built environment covers some 5,100 square kilometers. Experts expect its population ...
What's Schipper Saying? "Very Little Energy Savings Per Car Clunked"
Welcome to our first weekly installment of “What’s Schipper Saying?”, a “Where’s Waldo”-esque online scavenger hunt of comments about sustainable transport, cities and fuel efficiency made by EMBARQ Founder Lee Schipper, a senior research engineer at the Precourt Energy Efficiency ...
"Historic" International Day of Climate Action
Apparently 350.org’s October 24th International Day of Climate Action was a huge success and a historic day for climate activism across the globe. According to organizers, there were  5,200 events in 181 countries. CNN called it “The most widespread day ...
Great Multimedia Exhibit on Urban Poverty Ends Sunday
The National Building Museum. Flickr photo from giveawayboy.
If you haven’t been to the National Building Museum in a while, be sure not to miss an interactive multimedia exhibit called “The Places We Live.” The exhibit provides striking access into the homes and lives of of 20 different ...
Update on EcoCity World Summit
Photo by Atilla1000.
As a follow-up post to our initial announcement of the Ecocity World Summit in Istanbul, scheduled for December 13-15, here are a few links to stories from the Ecocity Media website you may enjoy: Keep the EV Batteries, But Lose ...
Study on Maryland Smart Growth: Widespread Acclaim, But Limited Results
Statewide PFAs in orange. Image courtesty of Maryland Department of Planning.
“Single-family homes and townhouses are scattered on ever-larger lots in areas designated for dense, compact building, as lots outside those areas shrink, the study concludes. “The number of parcels developed, the acres of land developed and the average size [of ...
What’s Schipper Saying? “Very Little Energy Savings Per Car Clunked”
What’s Schipper Saying? “Very Little Energy Savings Per Car Clunked”
Welcome to our first weekly installment of “What’s Schipper Saying?”, a “Where’s Waldo”-esque online scavenger hunt of comments about sustainable transport, cities and fuel efficiency made by EMBARQ Founder Lee Schipper, a senior research engineer at the Precourt Energy Efficiency ...
“Historic” International Day of Climate Action
Climate demonstrators in Grenada, Spain. Flickr photo from 350.org.
Apparently 350.org’s October 24th International Day of Climate Action was a huge success and a historic day for climate activism across the globe. According to organizers, there were  5,200 events in 181 countries. CNN called it “The most widespread day ...