Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Brought to you by Efficiency Canada, the Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard is provides a comprehensive benchmark of provincial and territorial … Continue reading Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Call for Papers: Sustainable Futures for Global Cities and Suburbs

The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University and Hofstra Cultural Center in partnership with Columbia University Center for Sustainable Urban Development and New York University Center for the Sustainable Built Environment present: From the Outside In:  Sustainable Futures for Global Cities and Suburbs A Conference at Hofstra University Thursday-Saturday, November 8-10, 2012 This […] Continue reading Call for Papers: Sustainable Futures for Global Cities and Suburbs

Society for American City and Regional Planning History Conference 2011

The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) will be holding its bi-annual conference in the Baltimore, Maryland in the Fall of 2011.  The conference will be based at the Tremonts—the Tremont Plaza Hotel and Tremont Grand meeting facility located in downtown Baltimore and will run from Thursday, November 17 through Sunday, November […] Continue reading Society for American City and Regional Planning History Conference 2011

The Living and Liveable City: Health, Lifestyle and Sustainability

Urban History Group Annual Conference 29-30 March 2012 St Catherine’s College Oxford The Living and Liveable City: Health, Lifestyle and Sustainability The city has long stood as a model for the organisation and reform of human life. People have historically been attracted (and, for large periods, repulsed) by the opportunities offered by urban living because […] Continue reading The Living and Liveable City: Health, Lifestyle and Sustainability

Design Charrettes for Sustainable Communities and Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive

The book uses the example of a bee colony to explain the idea of the city as a complex adaptive system. The “co- intelligence” of the hive sustains the colony, while also adding value to the fields and orchards through pollination. Although it is interesting, the beehive- city analogy wears thin with repetition and becomes tiresome over the course of the book. Continue reading Design Charrettes for Sustainable Communities and Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive