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Biophilic cities: Going beyond green

‘Biophilia’ might not yet be part of your daily lingo, but the concept of biophilic cities, which puts nature at the heart of urban development, is inspiring innovative minds around the globe.

Gatekeeping

How do communities set the boundaries that define and protect their shared …

Multi-Functional Plants for the Permaculture Garden

If you have a choice of planting a tree, shrub, vine, herbaceous plant, or …

Post-Capitalism

What is more relevant to me than the fiction of property is the …

Rivers Need a Thorough Health Exam

It might be surprising that globally we don’t systematically monitor the health of our rivers. Imagine damming and diverting the arteries …

What Century Are You In? Take the Econ 101 quiz…

So, how’s the state of your Econ 101? I’m talking about those fundamental economic assumptions you took on board way back when, which …
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Building Community Through Permaculture

The idea that we can use design to strengthen relationships between parts of the city,,,is essential for the emergence of a sustainable society.

Faircoin as the First Global Commons Currency?

A key element of the Fair-Coop vision is a cryptocurrency, Faircoin, which …

Not in Anybody’s Backyard

 The EPA’s new oil refinery rules are another half-step toward …

Uncharted Territory for a System in Overshoot

We are in uncharted territory with the Ebola virus disease (EVD). This …

California Neighborhood Food Act Signed

On September 26, Governor Jerry Brown signed SELC's Neighborhood …

Scots lost out in UK oil and gas endgame

Those 24 Gboe (oil and gas) hotly debated during the independence campaign appear to be largely exagerated because half of that includes …

Beyond Treaties: A New Way of Framing Global Climate Action

As negotiators look to next year’s UN climate conference in Paris, there is increasing discussion of a new way forward that does not depend …

Long-standing economic resistance went mainstream at People’s Climate March

Combined, the People’s Climate March on Sunday followed by Flood Wall …

Building Economic Democracy & Radical Inclusivity

We spoke with Aaron about the transformative power of grassroots organizing …

Recommended Reading for the UN International Year of Soils 2015

If you never thought 'dirt' could be interesting or ultra important, UNU's …

Climate Reckoning: My Own Private Coal Story

The takeaway: Strip-mining more than stripped the land; it stripped the …

"No Ordinary Conference": The Fourth Degrowth Conference in Leipzig

Degrowth is a movement built around a critique of the growth economy, which …

Building Different Relationships Before It's Too Late   

Journalist, author and activist Chris Hedges took time during his September …

#MapJam 2.0 to Put the New Economy on the Map!

This October, the Sharing Cities Network will launch the Second Annual …

Plowing Bedrock: How bad is soil erosion in US cropland?

A statement in JM Greer's blog last month challenged everything I thought I …

Peak Oil Review - Sept 29

 A weekly update, including -Oil and the Global Economy -The Middle …
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