Peripatetic Cyber-Peregrinations May 4 – 7, 2011

My random perusals….updated periodically.

There are always alternatives to fossils!

June 1 – 4 ┬áNew Urbanism conference–Learn about how to make sprawl pretty! Ok, I’ll be nice. Maybe they have some good ideas. But over the years of watching development projects come through the city, I’ve come to the conclusion that for the most part, the New Urbanist concepts just get co-opted and buzzworded to death by developers who have no intention of ever actually putting the concepts into practice. But the words sound good, and by saying them during presentations at city commissions, they sail on through. Lipstick on a pig, as it were.

The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin jettisoned all the Madison “radicals” — even going so far as to purge their website of all evidence of any bike activism in the 1990s — in order to cozy up to the rightist businessmen….Wonder how that’s working out for them?

A powerful piece on how nature — the earth — is up against it, thanks to our gluttony.

 

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