Nothing much of interest to GDP or the stock market ever happens in Urugi Village. Yet there is an unexpectedly resilient human ecosystem here. What answers could places like Urugi offer for an environmentally-sane future?
Silicon Valley’s City Center is in the middle of one of the great innovation capitals of the modern world to be sure, but when it comes to sustainable development, the city has traditionally been a perfect example of what not to do. How does San Jose go from suburbia to eco-utopia?
At one point in American history, most cities had extensive privately owned and operated streetcar systems. Where did they go, and is there still a need or hope for re-building transit oriented developments in a smart, forward-thinking way?
Today’s eco branding is no longer here to better the world, but to exploit consumer demand, making us feel rewarded for consuming. So, how does the marketplace get away with ruining the world, and yet claiming credit for fixing it at the same time?