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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 Alexander’s living process perspective2 serious attention …

Israel’s Mediterranean Desalination Plants Shift Regional Water Balance

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

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 …

Resilient Suburbia

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

Overly Simple Energy-Economy Models give Misleading Answers

Does it make a difference if our models of energy and the economy are overly simple? 

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 …
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Women in Food: Shavel’le Olivier Uses Power of Connection to Engage Youth in Improving Food Access

On the streets of a Boston, MA neighborhood where one grocery store was vastly outnumbered by fast-food venues, and health reports consistently revealed staggering numbers of chronic disease cases, 17-year-old Shavel’le Olivier sought to become a force for change.

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

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

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 …

Fraternitas Mercatorum

Fraternity is a key Western value since the time of the Greeks… But how did it become the yearning of the urban masses to the point of …

Grass from the Past

I found this profile featuring myself and SFT Board member Peter Segger when cleaning out my garage last week. It appeared in the Guardian on 1st …

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 …

Pedal-power and Precision Revolutionize Food Rescue in Boulder

When 1 in 7 people are going hungry in a country that throws out half the …

Music, Solidarity and Community

On a small scale, Mousai is laying the foundation for what Dr. Jessica …

In Conversation: Food After Fossil Fuels

While its slice of the overall energy pie may seem relatively low, the …

South Australia’s Electricity Price Woes are more Due to Gas than Wind

The past few weeks have seen extraordinarily high wholesale electricity …

Thousands March in Philadelphia Kicking off Vocal Week of Protests at DNC

More than 10,000 people calling for a “clean energy revolution” …
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