Human Impact

November 18, 2014, 10am PST
In his latest two contributions from the south of France, Chuck Wolfe reminds urbanists of the backdrop of the human dimension of affinity, conversation and daily rituals that stand behind the physical, human scale.
The Huffington Post
August 8, 2014, 6am PDT
Chuck Wolfe revisits five instances of how we can learn from the urbanism we already have.
The Huffington Post
January 16, 2013, 11am PST
Employing material gathered for his forthcoming book, Chuck Wolfe argues for layered, historical illustrations of how people relate to built and sociocultural communities around them, and offers 5 principles and companion lessons for placemaking.
myurbanist
April 18, 2011, 10am PDT
The National Journal has created a large, zoomable map of the world showing the footprint of humanity on the Earth.
National Journal
June 7, 2009, 11am PDT
The videos from the time-lapse images compiled from NASA Earth Observatory show some most impressive conquests of man over environment.
THE DIRT
Blog post
June 19, 2008, 6pm PDT

Adaptation is a way of life. But we humans have been building our habitats and cities in pursuit of permanence. This is an unreachable goal. Making our cities and communities and lifestyles adapt to outside influences is typically an afterthought. We do tend to react, and we often react very effectively. But solving problems before they happen has never been a strong suit when it comes to urban development. This is especially true with regard to our impacts on the environment. A recent and bizarre example illustrates this point.

Nate Berg