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AM Inspiration: Walt Whitman and Sustainable Cities

This weekend I was in Philadelphia, a city I've only passed through a couple of times. Walking around on a sunny day through an unfamiliar city I was impressed with the City-ness of it, the way tasting an unfamiliar type of apple would show you, amidst a new taste or texture, the commonalities th...

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Tags: Builidng, City, Museum, Philadelphia, Planning, Pollution, Sustainable cities, Urban, Walt whitman
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Four New Books Explore American Consumption

It is always nice when someone else does my work for me. I was scanning the web today, trolling for stories, when I came across an entry by Sarah Kessler on the Sierra Club website—a review of four new books on consumption issues. Together, these four books (listed in parenthesis below) seem to c...

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Tags: Advertising, Consumption, Culture, Economy, Quality of life, Urban
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For Cheap, Green Thrills, Go to the Park

This weekend I was in New York City, where I was struck all over again by what I noticed upon moving to the city years ago: New Yorkers love their parks. Union Square park, in the middle of busy Park Avenue and Broadway, is hardly a restful spot. It boasts a wonderful farmers' market and the occa...

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Tags: City, Entertainment, Green space, Nyc, Park, Urban
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The Flight (and Return) of the Zozos

In keeping with today's video theme, I couldn't resist posting about something No Impact Man put up yesterday: We know, of course, that the advent of the automobile in New York City caused the virtual extinction of stick-ball, neighbors sitting together on stoops, fresh air and children playing ...

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Tags: Cars, Fun, Kids, Metaphor, New york, Nyc, Transportation, Urban, Video, Zozo
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Completing the Spectrum: From Emerson’s Rainbow to the Green Movement

John Muir, naturalist Does setting aside one day a year for the earth really mean anything? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, just one Earth Day forever changed Americans' attitudes: "Public opinion polls indicate that a permanent change in national priorities followed Earth Day ...

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Tags: City, Culture, Earth day, Emerson, Green, History, Nature, Religion, Spirit, Transcendenatlist, Urban
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NYPD Green: Teaching Respect for the Environment, One Summons at a Time

On the New York City streets, polluters are learning to fear green-uniformed environmental protection police. It would make a great addition to the number of crime procedural TV shows set in the city: watch the officers crack down on undersize trout! Watch them in a sting operation on a supermark...

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Tags: City, Europe, Law, New york, Policy, Recycling, Trash, Urban
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Urban Gardening: New York, Cuba, and Beekeepers

After the recent post Everybody Here With Us Chickens - The Urban Chicken Coop comes news from Civil Eats of urban beekeepers. Although bees are kept legally in cities like Chicago and San Francisco, in NYC beekeepers theoretically not only have to brave the occasional sting, but fear a law enfor...

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Tags: Carbon, Cuba, Farm, Industry, New york, Urban
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