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  • January 9 at 9:49 PM
    Okay, now the bad news. From Singapore to D.C. to Lagos: Global Thinkers on Ideas That Died in 2018 (CityLab)  Obituary for sustainability (1987 - 2018) Why has sustainability proven insufficient, at least as currently practiced by the majority of us who claim to subscribe to it? Perhaps in part because... sustainability has largely been...
  • January 9 at 9:40 PM
    Hey Sustainable Ballard group, we missed this story by one day!  Climate change: 'Right to repair' gathers force (BBC News)  It is frustrating: you buy a new appliance then just after the warranty runs out, it gives up the ghost.You can’t repair it and can’t find anyone else to at a decent price, so it joins the global mountain of junk.You’re...
  • December 17 at 4:00 PM
    Today the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) posted an article about walkability in cities from walking advocate and urbanist, Jeff Speck. His new book is entitled Walkable City Rules: 101 Steps to Making Better Places shows how to make communities walkable—and better places to live. Obviously, I am not going to list all 101 steps in this post....
  • December 5 at 10:57 PM
    Thanks, Hugh.  I always appreciate your perspective and insight.  I think I've 'been around' the earth a tad longer than you, but you've been 'consciously green' for longer than this Chicago-bred "girl."  Way, way too many quotation makrs for a short post, but you know what i mean.  
  • December 4 at 11:00 PM
    Hi team.  I didn't mention in our meeting tonight that the SDOT group I work with is focused on Public Space.  It's messy as it involves permitting (you put this in shared space, now you need a permit) and programming (block parties, festival streets, parklets, streateries, weddings, marketing, food trucks, lots of activation (think...
  • December 3 at 11:03 PM
    The Seattle Planning Commission *just today* released a report called "Neighborhoods For All." It can be found at this link: It features an interactive story-board providing the most up-to-date data and information about housing...

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