Articles from October, 2005

Sprawl is Dead. Long Live the Suburbs!
For better or worse, sprawl suburbs are here to stay. Either we come up with ways to make them livable or we're going to be in big trouble.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 21, 2005 in Suburbia Project (0 comments)

Suburbia Project: The Responses
Consider this the start of what we feel will be a critically important debate in coming years, as the energy foundation of a continent-wide - and rapidly globalizing - living arrangement begins to crumble.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 21, 2005 in Suburbia Project (1 comment)

The Psychology of Previous Investment
The conditions of the permanent global energy crisis we face will create a lot of economic losers, and they are going to be very angry over the loss of their entitlements.
by James Howard Kunstler
Published October 21, 2005 in Suburbia Project (1 comment)

Ripping up Asphalt and Planting Gardens
This culture is killing the planet. It must be stopped. We evidently do not have the courage to stop it ourselves. The natural world will stop it for us.
by Derrick Jensen
Published October 21, 2005 in Suburbia Project (4 comments)

The Primacy of Ecology
Nature and agriculture must work its way back into what presently is a massive, disastrous design mistake fueled by weakness, laziness, greed on ego as well as gasoline.
by Richard Register
Published October 21, 2005 in Suburbia Project (0 comments)

The Simpler Way
Above all, the basic feature of the new suburbs and towns must be their highly self-sufficient local economies.
by Ted Trainer
Published October 21, 2005 in Suburbia Project (0 comments)

Stop Catering to Cars
Al Cormier lists a number of strategies for municipal and/or provincial governments to help suburbs prepare for the end of cheap energy.
by Al Cormier
Published October 21, 2005 in Suburbia Project (0 comments)

Self-Reliant Suburbs
The suburbs could be the raw material for a sustainable revolution.
by Dan Chiras
Published October 21, 2005 in Suburbia Project (0 comments)

Retrofitting the Suburbs for Sustainability
As we in Australia take the first hesitant steps beyond "rugged individualism" and begin to re-learn the skills needed to govern ourselves in community, the private-within-commons system tends to sit more comfortably with many.
by David Holmgren
Published October 21, 2005 in Suburbia Project (3 comments)

Saving the Suburbs
The challenge of reinventing the suburbs is difficult for even the most enterprising town leaders and
by Paris Rutherford
Published October 21, 2005 in Suburbia Project (2 comments)

Sidebar: The Answer to Zoning Troubles?
Form-based codes can transform suburbs from bedroom communities or strip mall thoroughfares into a bustling communities centers with commercial, retail, and public areas all accessible in a pedestrian-friendly area.
by Paris Rutherford
Published October 21, 2005 in Suburbia Project (0 comments)

Sidebar: The New American Dream
Creating smart suburban downtowns with a mix of uses can help form the logical connections that help new Americans get to jobs, spend their free time, and access public and educational services.
by Paris Rutherford
Published October 21, 2005 in Suburbia Project (0 comments)

On Balance
Unless we get past that jump - many cars driven slightly less frequently to very few (or no) cars - we'll never realize the full benefits of compact, mixed-use development.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 21, 2005 in Editorial (0 comments)

Interview with Richard Harris
Professor Richard Harris talks to RTH about the logic of suburbia and the future of sprawl.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published October 21, 2005 in Interviews (0 comments)

Word on the Street
Ben Bull guides us through the sweet sounds of the downtown Hamilton symphony of life.
by Ben Bull
Published October 21, 2005 in Events (0 comments)

Driven to Extremes
There was something dispiriting and distasteful about not having a single reason to get out of your house and walk.
by Ben Bull
Published October 21, 2005 in Accidental Activist (0 comments)

Park Parking Lot, Meadowlands
The epitome of car dependent sprawl is when a 'local' children's playground requires a parking lot.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published October 21, 2005 in Atrocity of the Month (0 comments)

Word on the Street
Ben's cup runneth over (and his mouth runneth on) as he attempts to hold back the deluge of recent local news.
by Ben Bull
Published October 07, 2005 in Events (4 comments)

Tweaking the Margins
It's easy to say that the status quo is not an option, but harder to consider real options that actually do challenge our conventions.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 07, 2005 in Special Report: Peak Oil (0 comments)

Changing the (Political) Climate
Climate change is not an us-and-them problem. When the very planet is at stake, there can only be us-and-us.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 07, 2005 in Special Report: Climate Change (0 comments)

Compromise Works Both Ways
It takes two to compromise or negotiate, but expressway supporters refused even to consider the many alternatives proposed by Friends of Red Hill and others.
by Don McLean
Published October 07, 2005 in Opinion (0 comments)

Good News for Gardeners
Autumn is a great time of year to care for your garden without the use of pesticides.
by Lorraine Johnson
Published October 07, 2005 in Gardening (0 comments)

Fundamentals Not in Place
The Global Transpark Project in Kinston, North Carolina suffered from bureaucratic delays and lack of connecting surface transportation.
by Letter to the Editor
Published October 07, 2005 in Letters (0 comments)

A Date With Dad
Living downtown can help children grow up with a much better perspective of life than living in a far flung suburb where nobody says hi and there is nowhere to walk.
by Jason Leach
Published October 07, 2005 in City Life (0 comments)

News: The New Hollywood
Nobody really knows where the stories of $3 a litre gas started, but we do know the media ran with it without any verification or proof.
by Jason Leach
Published October 07, 2005 in Downtown Bureau (0 comments)

Liquidation World Banner, Hamilton City Centre
These cheap versions of billboards are ridiculously oversized. At least the blank wall doesn't make eyes reverberate.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published October 07, 2005 in Atrocity of the Month (2 comments)

Driving Me Crazy
Ben Bull explores the ups and downs of his many rocky relationships with cars over the years (first of two parts).
by Ben Bull
Published October 07, 2005 in Accidental Activist (0 comments)

Unhampered by HMP
If the under-used block at Main St. and Bay St. is developed properly, it could be a very successful anchor on the west side.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published October 07, 2005 in Suburban Bureau (3 comments)

Unraveling the Gas 'Conspiracy'
People will believe anything if it means preserving our entitlement to cheap gasoline.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published October 07, 2005 in Suburban Bureau (6 comments)

Replicating The Lister: An Update
Will Warren Green restore the Lister Block in a way that preserves its architectural and historical significance? Not likely.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published October 07, 2005 in Special Report: Lister Block (0 comments)

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