As my unseemly gushing has no doubt made clear, I heart Bill McDonough. Someone (I forget who) pointed me a while back to this video, on a very cool site called, which is packed to the gills with short videos of nifty activists.

I couldn’t get it to work the first time — despite attempts on three different browsers — but Alex linked to it again today, which prompted me to give it another go and what do you know, magically it worked.

So anyway, if you can get it working, it’s short but worth watching, about how he envisions cities meshing with ecosystems.

(McDonough’s personal affect is not at all what I expected. I was anticipating a more excited, Tony Robbins type, an inspirational speaker. But McDonough’s a bit gruff, and though quite obviously a genius, seems like he’d make a good drinking companion. Unlike Tony Robbins, who I would quickly throttle.)

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