September 29, 2004 


Transit Oriented Development PDF

Chicago: Here's a neat PDF to download with some simple information about transit oriented development in the Chicago area. [LINK TO PDF HERE] Transit oriented development is typically of a higher density than suburban development and designed such that a... [read on...]

Posted at 12:33 PM
Category:
Urban Planning

 September 26, 2004 


My Own Bag

San Francisco: It's hard to work up the discipline to bring your own bag to the grocery, but for small trips, anyone can agree it's emminently sensible. Even if you're not concerned about the environment, who wants yet another... [read on...]

Posted at 04:59 PM
Category:
Environment

 September 08, 2004 


Subsidised Efficient Light Bulbs

Milwaukee: Imagine a light bulb appearing, cartoon style, above someone's head. Ding! That's basically what Wisconsin did when they slapped a utilities surcharge to pay for subsidised compact flourescents, then sold to consumers at a discount. A whopping 1.3 million... [read on...]

Posted at 02:48 AM
Category:
Environment

 September 02, 2004 


Sustainability Labeling System

To come: Have you ever been frustrated by misleading labeling stating that a product is recycled, when it really isn't? Or have you ever wondered why labels like "Free trade coffe" can't be expanded to cover more areas? What might... [read on...]

Posted at 09:43 PM | Please feel free to comment (2)
Category:
Environment

 September 01, 2004 


Inner City Reinvestment

Baltimore: USA Today has a great article today about the relocation of companies to the inner city in what may be the begnining of a reversal to the decades old trend ot suburban flight. In addition to the myriad social... [read on...]

Posted at 11:44 AM
Category:
Society