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Chronicles of Ubo: Private Road, Newport Beach

There’s a road named “Private Road” in my hometown of Ubo which, appropriately, I never noticed much or at all until I came back to live there for four months in the fall of 2012. 1,345 more words

Tales of Two Cities

I’ve spent the last few days in Nashville, Tennessee. My brother goes to college here and his graduation is a mere two weeks away. Since he moves in four years ago I’ve been here three times. 470 more words

Author Note: For some reason I can’t get the tables to fit onto the blog page despite several efforts at re-sizing them. I even changed the blog appearance to see if that was the culprit. 1,208 more words

Development Charges

Density and Diminishing Returns

For quite a few years now, the city has been focused on intensification–increasing density in our urban and suburban communities. New developments often have minimum height and occupancy requirements. 516 more words

Zero Carbon Housing in Hamburg

As the world looks to “green” technology for the future, one city in Germany, Hamburg has for the last 7 years (2006-2013) been part of an zero-carbon building experiment, the International Building Exhibition (IBA).  87 more words


World Urban Forum Highlights Opportunities for Sustainable Cities

 Written by Manish Bapna and Dario Hidalgo on the World Resources Institute blog. 

“In recent months, popular protests have broken out in cities around the globe. 205 more words