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.
Jan 16, 2013 myurbanist
The National Journal has created a large, zoomable map of the world showing the footprint of humanity on the Earth.
Apr 18, 2011 National Journal
The videos from the time-lapse images compiled from NASA Earth Observatory show some most impressive conquests of man over environment.
Jun 7, 2009 THE DIRT
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.
Jun 19, 2008 By