Category Archives: New Urbanism

Killer heatwaves

This is major. If we go past 2 degrees, 3 BILLION people will face killer heatwaves that last a few days, weeks or even a month or two each year. Farmers, builders and other outside workers will just have to … Continue reading

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NZ plans to eliminate fossil fuels from transport systems

New Zealand *starts* to make baby-steps into enabling walkable and cycling communities – but there is so much more they could do – and all of us in the Western World. New Urbanism = a tram stop in a town … Continue reading

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New Urbanism coming to LA and China!

Wow, it sounds like officials in California and China are finally getting it!? LA is on the way to rezoning the ugly strip highway and building trams down one side, a park strip in the middle, limited lanes of cars … Continue reading

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“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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