Necessity is a mother

Memo to ecovores: It’s cheaper being green

Listen up, locavores: Many of us live by the same ecologically sound principles as you, not so we can "live intentionally," but because we're broke.

The worst laid plans

Follow-up on Seattle's proposed deep-bore tunnel

A roundup of basic info on the impending decision to build a huge, car-centric mega-tunnel under downtown Seattle.


Rent a stranger’s car (or rent out yours) with RelayRides

Think ZipCar minus the communal cars, and you've got RelayRides. You can rent out your vehicle for an hour or find a ride nearby if you're carless.

Sad State of Affairs

New report on state transportation policy shows a long road ahead

The best hope for reforms that would lead to a reduction in carbon emissions from transportation might lie with the states. Emphasis on might.

Can this suburb be saved?

A talk with Galina Tachieva, author of 'The Sprawl Repair Manual'

A planner says the economic crisis gives us an opportunity to fix the vast, sprawling expanse of suburban America. And she's got the tools to do it.

Windy farmy city

Chicago has got it growing on

Growing Power’s Chicago outposts show that plants can be art as well as food, while Growing Home nurtures people whom society would throw away.

Artisanal hypocrisy in the PNW

Seattle's impending car-centric mega-tunnel: a chat with urbanist Cary Moon

Despite their ostentatious talk on climate, many Pacific Northwest political leaders don't seem to be making the transportation connection. Nowhere is that more evident than in the fight over how to replace Seattle's crumbling Alaskan …

Socialized driving

Making car-sharing a carbon-sharing service

The internet has brought us peer-to-peer music sharing and peer-to-peer lending. Now get ready for peer-to-peer car sharing.

Gray areas

Does urbanism have to be black and white?

When I look around, I mostly see only one type of person associated with the urbanist label: young, white, and male. Not many young, black and female, like me. It shouldn't be that way.