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First in Massachusetts, Urban Agriculture Ordinance

Somerville, MA — The following is a press release from the City of Somerville: Somerville is now the first city in Massachusetts to pass an More...

Power and Dominion Beach

Dominion Beach.  The picture captured it all. On the headland in the distance, there was the largest coal-fired generating plant in Cape Breton, spewing steam More...

Filthy hybrids and electrics…

I live on Toronto’s Yonge Subway line in a 26 storey apartment building. Each day, I walk seven minutes to the subway station, before a More...

How do you cool a desert city that uses no carbon emissions?

The picture above is in fact a giant air conditioner. Now this tower isn’t your typical AC – it doesn’t have a compressor or coils, nor More...

Review: “Hot, Flat, and Crowded”

Thomas Friedman, the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and a regular contributor to the New York Times, has recently published multiple articles on the topic of More...

Review: “The Leap”

If the recent global recession and economic turmoil are going to teach us anything, it should be that business as usual is not going to More...

Review: “What’s the Economy For, Anyway?”

The Great Recession and current economic instability have raised many questions about how to revive the economy and create jobs. For some, however, economic recovery More...

Review: “The End of Growth”

The work of economic developers and community builders is often focused on one end deliverable: creating jobs in our respective communities. This has been the More...