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Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents

Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents

Dissimulating the Sustainable City

In contemporary Western society, urban development is regarded as an unfortunate blight from which nature provides a much-needed respite. This apparent dichotomy ignores the interdependence between human settlement and the natural world. In fact, …

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Choosing a Sustainable Future

Choosing a Sustainable Future

Ideas and Inspiration from Ithaca, NY

We all want a sustainable future, but what does it look like, and how do we get there? In Ithaca, NY a new culture is blossoming - one that values cooperation, local production, environmental stewardship, social justice andcreativity. Ithaca is …

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Creating Cohousing

Creating Cohousing

Building Sustainable Communities

A man's home is his castle. But demographic and economic changes haveturned our castles into islands. How can we regain the elements of the traditional village – family, cooperation, community and a sense of belonging – within the context of …

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The Senior Cohousing Handbook -- 2nd Edition

The Senior Cohousing Handbook -- 2nd Edition

A Community Approach to Independent Living

Full colour throughout

No matter how rich life is in youth and middle age, the elder years can bring on increasing isolation and loneliness as social connections lessen, especially if friends and family members move away.

Senior cohousing fills a …

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The Great Neighborhood Book

The Great Neighborhood Book

A Do-it-Yourself Guide to Placemaking

Abandoned lots and litter-strewn pathways, or rows of green beans and pockets of wildflowers? Graffiti-marked walls and desolate bus stops, or shady refuges and comfortable seating? What transforms a dingy, inhospitable area into a dynamic gathering …

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Finding Community

Finding Community

How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community

Finding community is as critical as obtaining food and shelter, since the need to belong is what makes us human. The isolation and loneliness of modern life have led many people to search for deeper connection, which has resulted in a renewed …

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Slow is Beautiful

Slow is Beautiful

New Visions of Community, Leisure, and Joie de Vivre

We're hammered, we're slammed, we're out of control. Happiness is on the decline in the most affluent country in the world and Americans are troubled by the destructiveness of a lifestyle devoted to money and status. Yet no-one seems to have a clue …

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EcoCities

EcoCities

Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature (Revised Edition)

Most of the world's population now lives in cities. So if we are to address the problems of environmental deterioration and peak oil adequately, the city has to be a major focus of attention.

EcoCities is about re-building cities and towns based on …

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