Category Archives: New Urbanism

“In the next 17 years, Sydney’s population is expected to grow by 1.5 million people”

Hang on, don’t we have a water crisis? A bushfire crisis? I mean, I’m convinced that with the right technology deployed we can feed a world of 10 billion, but don’t we have to deploy that first? And if ever … Continue reading

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I’ll be removing Earthships from this blog

Jed from “This Permaculture Life” says Earthships can leak toxic gases, encourage terrible toxic mould problems in wetter climates, underperform, be overly hot in summer and cold in winter AND cost so much in battery replacement every 5 to 10 … Continue reading

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The Californian fires and New Urbanism

New Urbanism uses 10% of the land of suburbia, housing a million people in 40 square miles instead of 400 square miles. With careful rezoning, suburbia could creep back in on itself over the next generation as the housing stock … Continue reading

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Just added this Vox piece on cycling to summary pages

Hi all, as you know my ‘summary pages’ on the main navigation bar are a summary of my favourite greenie technologies and cultures so far. Media sources investigate these from time to time and release better video’s explaining them. So … Continue reading

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“Fast homes” page added to my New Urbanism section

Hi all, I have alluded to the massive efficiency changes coming to the housing sector in previous posts, especially my page Tall Timbers. But now we are seeing the money pouring in, so I had to add a new page … Continue reading

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Singapore designing forested town squares

So good! Walkable forested town squares. Imagine that!? Straight into the article… The development of Tengah will be guided by six key ideas as follows: Creating an evergreen forest town   Provisions for moving around with ease   Provisions for … Continue reading

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Beautiful city rule: stay in scale!

I love the way the NY times writes about this tower that is oversized for it’s neighbourhood: “The tower is not beautiful but is impossible to ignore. The top floors are set off from the rest, and the crown is … Continue reading

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