In the year that I have been working on planning guidelines for healthier/walkable communities, I've heard very few elected officials speak of the concept in positive terms. Remember how someone in Congress called community design interventions to help people become healthier jungle gym programs. When you travel to other countries, you can be very disappointed about how poorly our elected officials compare to those in Europe. It seems American elected officials take pride in knowing as…Continue
Added by Fiona Hyde on February 18, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments
Climate change is an issue that most of know is imporant, but it can be overwhelming. Act locally and think globally simple does not make sense to the average person. There is a type of paralysis that can set in when growth of China is mentioned. I've wondered how to cut the problem down to size in a way that the average person can feel that he/she can act on the issues. The Greenbelt Alliance has found a way.
It recently released a toolkit. It is called Green Your City's…Continue
Added by Fiona Hyde on February 14, 2011 at 10:59pm — No Comments