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Beyond the Footprint

To be sustainable as a global village — to be able to keep all of our human and ecological systems healthy — we also need to aggressively identify and bring to market a wide range of …

Tribes Create Their Own Food Laws to Stop USDA From Killing Native Food Economies

From blue corn to bison, narrow federal food-safety codes impact tribal food systems. But advocates are writing their own food laws to preserve Native food …

Regional Cities and the Curse of "Glocality"

One of the essential themes in my continuing study of and reflection upon the character and dilemmas of mid-sized cities is their "regional" …

Against Cultural Senility

I’ve mentioned before on this blog the need to devise new opportunities for learning, and in particular a new structure for adult education that isn’t subservient to the increasingly …

Possible Energy Constraints to Further Urbanization

How long can the trend toward urbanization continue in the face of this century’s energy and climate constraints?

Give me 10 Good Reasons for your Food Project

When we fail to take account of and design food experiences to meet both physical and social needs, I believe we are guilty of a terrible form of food waste.

City Repair: From Illegal Street Painting to City-Sanctioned Placemaking

We’re part of something so much larger than ourselves and it feels like an absolute gift to be alive in this time.

Emmanuel and Elizabeth at Pocheco: "Let's change everything"

When you ring Pocheco, a company that makes 2 billion envelopes a year in their factory close to Lille in France, the holding message describes Pocheco as …

Beyond Crisis

Community currencies created by groups in Spain in response to the economic crisis alter fundamental aspects of the economic system and favor a more just …

Is Sustainability only for the Privileged?

Those proposing just sustainability argue that if sustainability only includes or is only for the benefit of privileged people, then logically we …

Aim for Two, Plan for Four

I began working on climate change eight years ago. As my understanding of the issue deepens and I watch national and international efforts come up short …
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