The recent news about Exxon-Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s participation in a lawsuit against the construction of a large water tower near his home and ranch in Texas was extraordinarily symbolic, and could help combat the rhetoric being thrown at opponents of fracking, who are often cast away …
Articles: resilient communities (118)
It’s frightening to me how quickly the places and people that I love downtown could be out of business.
So why should investors always have the upper hand in “development” plans when the resource at stake is a beloved building or public space?
Cities and poor people living in cities are often forgotten in climate adaptation planning. How can we fix that?
“Any successful community space must be co-developed by the residents as it will be them who voluntarily manage it and make it successful.”
Do you ever wonder what a town based on the principles of solidarity, cooperation and autonomy might look like? Marinaleda, Spain offers a taste...
“It’s a utopian fantasy- discover a ghost town and rebuild it in line with your ideals-, but in Spain where there are nearly 3000 abandoned villages (most dating back to the Middle Ages), some big dreamers have spent the past 3 decades doing just that.
More than just inspiring stories, this collection contains tools—practical, tested, hands-on ways you can begin making your community more resilient.
We have embraced a degree of urbanism in our towns and cities. It’s part of an ideological battle that the New Urbanists have won. But, we aren’t all the way there yet.
The other night I saw the end of a life well-lived. I didn’t know him; I just saw his funeral.