"We stand here confronted by insurmountable opportunity."
A Working Definition
A sustainable city is one that finds the means (forms, shapes, structures and activities) to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
The Shock of the New…
"But an architect intent on being different may in the end prove as troubling as an over-imaginative pilot or doctor."
Alain de Botton
How to Make the Right Choice
"A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise."
"There is always an easy solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong."
H. L. Mencken
"They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."
"A solo driver in a Ford Focus uses 600 percent more energy per person per mile than a pedestrian; a Camaro spends 1,000 percent as much. Thus, if you are going to drive, please share."
A New Chapter Begins
Welcome. We have embarked on a journey of exploration, a journey with many destinations. We invite you to join us: these pages will provide a time and place for us to share our discoveries, and for you to share your thoughts. Onward!