Roger Valdez

Roger Valdez is a research associate at Sightline Institute, a Seattle-based research and communications center working on sustainable solutions for the Northwest.

American appetite for big homes is falling

Trulia released some compelling charts and graphs illustrating recent opinion research showing what might be the end of the McMansion. Even in Texas.

An Evolutionary Take on Climate Change

Last weekend I spent some time at home recovering from some oral surgery. It was a welcome respite that allowed me to catch up on some of my favorite television shows, including PBS’ Nova.  I downloaded the first of a …

Food industry and longer commutes are making us fat

Recently I wrote about a study that looked across a few decades of data about housing and health. And we have written more than once about the relationship between the environment, location, health and price as it relates to food. …