post carbon cities
04 Sep 2008
| View all related to Energy | Local Energy | Peak Moment Television | post carbon cities | Relocalization
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.
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.
31 Jul 2008
| View all related to City Structure and Design | KunstlerCast | post carbon citiesView 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.
24 Jul 2008
| View all related to KunstlerCast | post carbon cities | urban design | urban planningView 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.
17 Jul 2008
| View all related to KunstlerCast | post carbon cities | urban planningView 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.
22 May 2008
| View all related to cities | KunstlerCast | Peak Oil | post carbon citiesView all related to Duncan Crary
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.