- Today's Moment of Idealistic Naivete: Wikileaks: http://wp.me/pCprU-mB 2 years ago
- Ending the War on Drugs: http://wp.me/pCprU-mw 2 years ago
- Twilight Of The Suburbs, Now Home To One-Third Of America's Poor http://huff.to/bGZP7F 2 years ago
- U.S. Subways Harness Kinetic Power To Recycle Train Energy http://huff.to/bVsXvR 2 years ago
- America's Walk Deficit http://yhoo.it/dijIvg 2 years ago
- Today’s Moment of Idealistic Naivete: Wikileaks
- Ending the War on Drugs
- The Most Walkable Cities in the World
- It’s Where We Live
- Can Cities Feed Themselves?
- French Street Artist Wins TED Humanitarian Prize
- Dimanche Sans Voiture
- Are Brussels and Los Angeles Sister Cities?
- Masdar begs the question: What exactly is meant by “a sustainable city?”
- Is Generation Y Passing on Cars?
- Can Cities Make Us Crazy?
- Stranger Studies 101: Cities as Interaction Machines
- Does New Orleans Have an Identity Crisis?
- Three Urban Interventions in Two Hours: NYC
- Cargo Bike Spotted…
Tag Archives: Sustainability
While big cities such and New York and Montreal embraced rooftop agriculture a few years ago, Dessberg is setting this green trend in Sarasota on a commercial scale. Pipes transport water and fertilizer above a dizzying maze of green. Clusters of ripening strawberries and fat green tomatoes dangle from hearty vines. Heads of lettuce and leaves of broccoli and arugula burst from a soil of coconut husk and perlite. Continue reading
No, Virginia, Santa Claus is not real. Yes, climate deniers, human industry can and does affect earth’s natural systems. And yes, growth proponents, there is such a thing as overpopulation. While I have yet to encounter anyone who disagrees with this notion when presented with a small scale example (i.e. only so many people can live in any given apartment building), many of those same folks balk at the idea that earth itself has a holding capacity. Or a productive limit. The thinking seems to be that there will always be some new parcel of land to cultivate (there won’t), or that technological developments such as bioengineering or vertical farms will negate the need for more land (they won’t). The simple and incontrovertible truth lies in the most basic of economic models, which in turn has become the most fundamental of sustainability relationships: supply and demand. Finite resources cannot sustain infinite growth. Continue reading