Nature

October 15, 2011, 11am PDT
Richard Louv says we're drowning in a "sea of circuitry" and in desperate need to reconnect with greenery and nature in our living spaces to sooth our souls.
Citiwire.net
August 12, 2011, 8am PDT
In this post from <em>NRDC Swithcboard</em>, Kaid Benfield argues that environmentalists need to care about cities, as urban areas can't be separated form "nature".
NRDC Switchboard
August 3, 2011, 5am PDT
The Yerba Buena District Street Life Plan starts off its 10-year life to improve public space by placing six mobile gardens in parts of the district that have more concrete and asphalt than vegetation, reports John King for San Francisco Chronicle.
San Francisco Chronicle
June 2, 2011, 8am PDT
This piece from <em>Places</em> delves into the history of the campsite, their use of space, and their role in modern culture.
Places
December 3, 2010, 9am PST
Andy Lipkis, the founder and president of TreePeople, an organization in Los Angeles that brings natural concepts into the "urban forest", details his 40 years of work proving the feasibility of projects such as the Elmer Avenue Project.
The Planning Report
Blog post
October 1, 2010, 5pm PDT

The term Green Urbanism keeps showing up unexpectedly in newspaper articles, conference session titles, blog posts, and casual conversation.  While there is an innate, intuitive sense of the meaning, green urbanism may also seem as elusive as it is evocative.  Having given this topic a fair amount of thought over the past several years, I, and my colleague and collaborator Ted Bardacke, arrived at the following working definition:

green urbanism: the practice of creating communities mutually beneficial to humans and the environment

Walker Wells
May 13, 2009, 11am PDT
This piece from <em>Utne Reader</em> looks at Ecuador's recent extension of inalienable rights to nature and why other countries should follow this lead.
Utne Reader
September 30, 2008, 1pm PDT
A new constitution has been approved in Ecuador, and among its amendments are specific articles that grant inalienable rights to nature.
The New York Times
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