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Peak Moment Television: Shocks, Shortages, and Scenarios - Planning for a Post-Oil Future

06 Nov 2008 | |
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Responding to peak oil will require reshaping our communities. These two interviews, taped in September 2008 at the ASPO-USA conference, are with Megan Quinn Bachman of Community Solutions, and Bryn Davidson of Dynamic Cities Project. Episode 134.
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Peak Moment: An Engineer Examines a Town's Energy Future

04 Sep 2008 | |
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How much energy does a town consume? Brian Corzilius sleuthed that out for Willits, California, and got a big surprise: in this community of 13,000 people, nearly 25% of after-tax revenue leaves town to pay for energy--gas, diesel, electricity and natural gas. Episode 125.
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Peak Moment: Go-Getter Gets Governments Going on Sustainability

24 Jul 2008 | |
View all related to community | education | green building | Peak Moment Television | post carbon cities | Sustainability
Energetic Kris Holstrom is the first Sustainability Coordinator for Telluride and a smart Colorado county. The action plan she developed encompasses energy efficiency and renewables, green building, food and water security, economy, and recycling/resource recovery. She enlightens us about green codes, incentives and rebates, a household energy audit program, public education speakers and conferences, even farm tours for schoolkids. For Kris, what’s at the heart of sustainability is building relationships within the community and with the land, wherever we live. Episode 120.
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KunstlerCast: Frederick Law Olmstead and the American Park

31 Jul 2008 |
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View all related to Duncan Crary | James Howard Kunstler
Frederick Law Olmsted is most noted for designing Central Park in Manhattan. His method of landscape design now serves as the main model for how we design parks in America. But James Howard Kunstler believes that our ongoing attempts to replicate the Olmsted park have created many urban parks with serious shortcomings. Kunstler also warns listeners not to ask for "green space" in their towns because "green space" is an abstraction. Instead he urges people to learn the vocabulary of landscape architecture to be able to ask for specific park features. Episode 25.
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Business Matters: Surviving the Oil Crisis

12 Jul 2008 |
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The Business Matters radio program interviews Matthew Simmons and Daniel Lerch in an exploration on the subject of Peak Oil.
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KunstlerCast: One City Block (Part 2)

24 Jul 2008 |
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View all related to Duncan Crary | James Howard Kunstler
In this episode of the KunstlerCast, James Howard Kunstler continues his walking tour of one city block in downtown Saratoga Springs, N.Y., a classic Main-street American town. Along the way, he visits a major urban infill project and the results of the urban renewal schemes of the 1960s. Episode 24.
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KunstlerCast: One City Block (Part 1)

17 Jul 2008 |
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View all related to Duncan Crary | James Howard Kunstler
James Howard Kunstler often describes Saratoga Springs N.Y. as a classic Main Street American town. In part one of this special program, we take to the streets of Saratoga to experience the sense of place in this small city. Kunstler brings us from the busy sidewalks along Broadway to a sidestreet leading to a major urban infill project. He explains the urban sensibilities of the 19th century structures, points out the boneheaded decisions of the 1960s one-story development, and the promising efforts of mid-1990s new urbanism. Episode 23.
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KunstlerCast: Personal Transit & Green Buildings

08 May 2008 |
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View all related to James Howard Kunstler | Duncan Crary
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James Howard Kunstler takes questions on personal rapid transit, sustainable green buildings and the happy motoring program in America. He also scolds us for us referring to ourselves as consumers. This show is the result of a special collaboration between The KunstlerCast and Planetizen, the online network for professional planners. Episode 13. With transcript.
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Peak Oil and Energy Uncertainty: Challenges for Local Governments

12 Nov 2007 |
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Daniel Lerch, author of Post Carbon Cities: Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty, describes some of the short and long term challenges that peak oil will create for local governments. Peak oil will have very local repercussions, but prompt planning can take the edge off of some of the negative effects.
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KunstlerCast: Reactivating Small Cities

22 May 2008 |
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A listener from Canada asks if small cities will be willing and able to absorb more people after peak oil makes big city life problematic. James Howard Kunstler believes that many small cities across North America are waiting to be reactivated. These places would benefit from having more people living in them. But in order to prepare for returning populations, they will need to return to a much smaller increment of development. Episode 15.