Vancouver 2010 paper lampPhoto courtesy BinoCanada via FlickrThere’s only so much to say about the Olympics and climate change. If you’re going to have the games, you’re going to have a lot of air-travel emissions (which account for more than half the climate impact of the Vancouver games). The city of Vancouver, on the other hand, presents a fascinating study in figuring out sustainable urbanism. For one, it’s got lots of compact, popular, wildly pricey condo towers downtown, yet it’s trying an entirely different neighborhood model at the blocky Olympic Village at Southeast False Creek.

Here’s me talking on Community Matters with Lee Callahan (KPTK Seattle) about Vancouver, sustainable cities, and the Olympics.

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