Cities

Radiant Cities: Project Robinhood

New York City’s plan to make luxury affordable

It took a long time for the real estate bubble to burst in New York City — longer, it seemed, than just about everywhere else; …

From Washers to Wind: Obama in Iowa

Yesterday was the 39th anniversary of Earth Day, and to mark the occasion President Obama was in Newton, Iowa, to speak about clean energy. Newton …

Hoosier guru

An interview with author Scott Russell Sanders

Scott Russell Sanders, author of A Conservationist ManifestoCourtesy of Indiana University PressI’ve had some great teachers over the years, but none quite like Scott Russell …

Training wheels

Obama lays down plans for high-speed rail

The Obama administration has big plans to create a “world-class passenger rail system” across the country, the president announced this morning. “What we need … …

Radiant Cities: Mallternatives

A shopping mall becomes a city

The poor shopping mall. That once impenetrable fortress now seems as susceptible to the ailing economy as the rest of us. Vacancies are at an …

Trouble at home

Why Obama’s bank bailout could be bad for the environment

Back to the future?Photo: Julep67The Obama administration’s plan for reviving the banks is predicated on the idea that the “toxic assets” weighing down balance sheets …

Pimp my ride

Brief hybrid electric bike update

That’s a picture of my Hybrid Electric parked next to an especially stupid looking Hummer. Dark tinted windows make it impossible for cyclists to make …

Driving downhill

“Peak” gas in 2007?

The Wall Street Journal reports that an increasing number of energy analysts think that U.S. gasoline sales will never surpass their 2007 record: Among those …

Competition for greenest car heats up

The competition for greenest car is really heating up. My favorite is the Bolloré Bluecar, which will be available as a lease option in several …