As Daily Grist readers will soon learn, the Sierra Club today released "Building Better: A Guide to America’s Best New Development Projects." It’s just what it sounds like: A complimentary profile of "walkable, transit accessible places to live and work."

I think John Laumer’s right: This is an extremely promising development. It’s practically a cliche — particularly since the Death debate — that the environmental movement needs to offer solutions rather than just problems, to be for something rather than against everything. It’s a cliche, and yet the large and lamentably inertia-bound movement hasn’t really been doing it.

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Perhaps because it’s more of a ground-up organization, the Sierra Club has been making some nice, high-profile moves in this direction. I hope all greens will welcome it.

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