Archive for February 2009

When Online Communities Get Real

I blog on this site about the power of community to affect change in our natural environments, our families, our businesses, our schools–all those places and things that are part of healthy urban living.  There is, however, another aspect to community–the sort of parallel universe created by the Internet…and blogs like this one. Whether virtual

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PBS Series Examines how Green Living Drives Economies

This morning I viewed one of the episodes of PBS’ acclaimed series e2. Narrated by Brad Pitt the program is a must see for those interested in learning more about livable, sustainable cities.  Here’s PBS’ description of the series: e² is an ongoing PBS series about the economies of being environmentally conscious. Shot in high

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Urban Agriculture

Listen to this podcast from CBC Radio as host Jane Hawtin talks to Rhonda Teitel-Payne a representative with the urban agricultural group Stop Community Food Centre (if the page is updated look for the Thursday, February 5 Metro Morning Podcast – “Local Food Forum”). This organization focuses on helping urban residents to grow and eat

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And…Action! Teens Calling the Shots

One of the things I love about our “new urban” town is the effort that community organizers put into engaging and focusing on the needs of all residents, from toddlers to seniors. Last year I published a post about the dangers of creating age specific or segregated communities, like those 55+ communities scattered across the

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