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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.

Life in a 'degrowth' economy

What does genuine economic progress look like?

The Buffalo Wind

I’ve talked more than once in these essays about the challenge of …

Post-Capitalism

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

Gatekeeping

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

Multi-Functional Plants for the Permaculture Garden

If you have a choice of planting a tree, shrub, vine, herbaceous plant, or groundcover that only has one function or another species that fills …
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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.

Not in Anybody’s Backyard

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

Rivers Need a Thorough Health Exam

It might be surprising that globally we don’t systematically monitor …

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

So, how’s the state of your Econ 101? I’m talking about those …

Faircoin as the First Global Commons Currency?

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

Uncharted Territory for a System in Overshoot

We are in uncharted territory with the Ebola virus disease (EVD). This pandemic signifies a turning point for society in response to peak oil, highlighting the problem of globalization for a planet of 7 billion people.

California Neighborhood Food Act Signed

On September 26, Governor Jerry Brown signed SELC's Neighborhood Food Act, AB 2561, and several other bills seeking to promote local and …

Scots lost out in UK oil and gas endgame

Those 24 Gboe (oil and gas) hotly debated during the independence campaign …

Beyond Treaties: A New Way of Framing Global Climate Action

As negotiators look to next year’s UN climate conference in Paris, …

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 …
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