A short video of author and New Yorker writer David Owen on “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” influenced his writing of “Green Metropolis.”
Here are about the only five articles I read this week (although they are all excellent 🙂 ).
GeOasis has developed a unique solution in a historic home to meet the Valley’s home cooling and heating needs using the solar energy stored just below our feet.
In 1988, after the popular, but depressing 12-panel “A Short History of America” series went out of print, Robert Crumb added three panels to answer the “What next?” question posed in his original final 12th panel. Although intended as an extension of the original series, this epilogue stands on its own.
The Future According to Robert Crumb
In these 3 panels, Crumb depicts three possible futures:
- “Worst Case Scenario: Ecological Disaster” an ecological wasteland;
- “The FUN Future: Techno fix on the march!” ‘Jetson’s’ like high-tech cities; and,
- “The Ecotopian Solution.” Hippie inspired rural communities.
Third in a three part series (Parts 1 and 2)
A quick test to see if you are an urbanite.
Not only was Greenbuild an opportunity to promote the virtues of shopping locally, it was also an opportunity for Local First Arizona to connect with many local green-business owners in Arizona.
Last week’s Greenbuild Conference wasn’t all about trade show booths and talks. Of particular interest to DPJ readers was a tour of five urban infill sites in downtown Phoenix.
Ever since I heard about the TEDx concept, I have dreamed that it would come to Phoenix. Well my dreams are answered. TEDxPhoenix is happening TONIGHT!
A curation of what’s caught my attention over the past week.
Just a few years ago Kyle Jordre was a middle school teacher in Minnesota. Today he’s an accomplished Phoenix artist.