For young urban advocates in Washington, D.C., change is good. Their elders, traumatized by the 20th century, have trouble looking forward.
If renters aren't staying and landlords aren't paying utility bills, who pays for home-energy improvements?
Walk Score is an increasingly popular tool for measuring the livability of a neighborhood. But maybe more people would warm to the idea of density if it weren't quite so -- dense.
Are McMansions going the way of the Hummer? Not entirely, Kaid Benfield suspects, but he does think demand for them is dropping.
President Obama's proposed high-speed train system will be replaced with a fleet of buses that will rocket along highways at speeds up to 165 mph (according to The Onion).
In China, peddlers who pedal sometimes improve poorly planned streets.
San Francisco Chronicle columnist John King has a smart piece on the "generation gap" between old-school environmentalists suspicious of urban development and younger greens who see density as essential.
In Japan, the trend toward tiny homes is driven by harsh economic reality more than any desire to live "sustainably." It's a good example of how people can adapt to a world of diminishing resources …
Everyone knows that weatherization is the super-duper-est economic policy ever. But forget policy for a moment. Let's look at how it works out in the real world.