"Act, reflect, adjust perspective via knowledge attained, organize, and repeat…this is the process of genuine education and progression."
"A great kindergarten teacher once said, “I see every unused ability in my class as an incipient behavior problem.” Got a problem? Who’s got unused abilities? It’s a diagnostic tool."
The German city of Hamburg has announced an ambitious plan to create, and link, an amazing 27 square miles of new and existing green space all over the city. The plan, called the "Green Network," will effectively remove all cars from the city centre and promote cycling and public transport - and it is planned to be in place by 2034.
If fully realised, the network will cover some 7000 hectares, over half the size of Boston or San Francisco.
The Belfield Avenue project in Philadelphia, by Onion Flats. Each townhouse has a 5-kilowatt array, which is often enough to provide an energy surplus and to feed back to the power grid, bringing the project to net zero.
From The Greenest Home: Superinsulated and Passive House Design, available from PAPress here.
Solar power is sexy