Urban planning

Toronto’s renewable energy plans

April 23, 2010

It is Canada’s largest city with a population of about 2.6 million people. Like several big cities in the world, it is looking for ways to hurl itself toward a more sustainable future. With that objective in mind, “the City of Toronto’s Executive Committee approved a staff report seeking authority to implement a biogas utilization […]

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Millions of miles not being driven

June 21, 2008

In the local Richmond paper, on the front page it has a heartening graph showing that conservation is the best alternative energy. For January, February, March and April, there were 461 million vehicle miles that were NOT driven as compared to 2007 in the state of Virginia. And that includes a extra day in February. […]

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Sustainable cities

May 7, 2008

Jamie Lerner is something of a hero in green, sustainable urban planning. He’s become known for creating a strategic vision of cities for people, not for cars. As one of Brazil’s most popular mayors, Lerner was elected three times. He helped transform the southern city of Curitiba from a collection of shanty towns to a […]

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