Building a world of
resilient communities.

MAIN LIST

 
Food & Water

Changing the Culture and Changing Ourselves

Our real task is to change the culture and the only way to do that is to change ourselves.

The Best Reason to Ride a Bike

The film “Bikes vs Cars” tells us that bicycling for …

Power is Nothing without Control: Lessons from the Failed Coup in Turkey

We seem to be facing the same problems that the Romans faced two thousand …

Resilient Suburbia

Talented designers and planners have shown us that it’s …

The Color of Pollution: How Environmental Contamination Targets People of Color

The way that a person’s race – and to a lesser extent, wealth – determines who gets the benefits or the downsides of drilling …

State Power and Commoning: Transcending a Problematic Relationship

What changes in state power must occur for commoning to flourish as a legal form of self-provisioning and governance?
Editor's Pick

Of Wessex and Londinium: a Tale of Two City-States

From the furies of Brexit, let me turn to a saner and more achievable political project: restructuring Britain into a neo-peasant society.

Israel’s Mediterranean Desalination Plants Shift Regional Water Balance

A national mission in the last decade to develop the fleet, plus many more …

Peak Oil Review: A Midweek Update - 28th July 2016

 A midweek update. Oil prices continued to fall this week as crude …

Pantry on Wheels Enables Indiana Food Bank to Increase Access for Food Insecure

On a hot summer afternoon near Indianapolis, people start lining up early …

Overly Simple Energy-Economy Models give Misleading Answers

Does it make a difference if our models of energy and the economy …

Christopher Alexander’s Challenge meets Darren J. Doherty’s Design Process: More Thoughts

This two-part series is part of a larger inquiry that started when we accepted Alexander’s challenge. Accepting this challenge means giving …

Climate Change Activism: A Post-Mortem

Thus it’s not inappropriate to ask what happened to all the apparent political momentum the climate change movement had ten or fifteen years ago, and why a movement so apparently well organized, well funded, and backed by so large a …

Conviviality

“Conviviality” is still a foreign word, one that triggers the …

Suffocating Cities

Air pollution is a full-on, flashing-lights, health emergency.

Thoughts on Significance of Solar Impulse as it Finishes Epic Round-the-World Trip

My interview on BBC World Service Newshour: the heroism of the adventurer …

Fraternitas Mercatorum

Fraternity is a key Western value since the time of the Greeks… But …

Grass from the Past

I found this profile featuring myself and SFT Board member Peter Segger when …

Poacher's Pilgrimage: An Island Journey

When we were young growing up on the island, the old folks used say that on …

Planned Gas Pipeline Construction on East Coast Puts Climate at Risk: Report

Nineteen now-pending pipeline projects, if constructed, would let enough …

An Industrial Strategy for Energy

What’s also clear is that while nuclear power is tending to get more …

21st Century Revolution: Review

Across the Western world, post-war political structures are facing their …
MORE NEWS +