Published Articles

Cities are the Perfect Laboratories for a Global Green New Deal – The Nature of Cities

Urban Metabolism: A Real World Model for Visualizing and Co-Creating Healthy Cities – The Nature of Cities

How a Peer-to-Peer Approach is Transforming Urban Systems Cities Around the World: An Example from Cusco – The Nature of Cities

The Real Dirt on Urban Compost – The Nature of Cities

Developing better urban habits – The Nature of Cities

What Your Garden Can Teach About Cities – Mother Earth News

So You Think Your City is Green? Introducing a Sustainable Cities Rating System – Mother Earth News

How Gondolas and Hip Hop Transformed the Most Dangerous City in the World – YES! Magazine

Medellin - A Slow Moving Miracle / YES! Magazine

Why Two Brothers Traveled 5,000 Miles by Rail in a Spacecraft – Shareable

Postcard from Medellin, Part 2: Are We Better Off Being Better Off? – Shareable

Postcard from Medellín: A Big WUF for Urban Equity – Shareable

What’s the best thing you’ve ever experienced that you COULDN’T find online? – Matador Network

6 things to feel hopeful about if you like Mother Earth (and one lost cause) – Matador Network

From Urban Prototype to Heart of the City in 313 Days – Shareable

From Soap to Cities, Designing From Nature Could Solve Our Biggest Challenges – YES! Magazine

What would Nature Do? On Biomimicry & Cradle to Cradle

The Dark Side of Consumerism: What Landfills and Nursing Homes Taught These Indian Villagers – YES! Magazine

Chevron Pollutes, Here’s What the People Did Back – YES! Magazine

Lessons for building an ecocity culture – Matador Network

Data Jams Take Government into the Practical Open – Shareable

Trashed: A messy journey into the bowels of modern civilization – Matador Network

The Ecocity: The only way to organise massive populations? – Permaculture Magazine

LLGA Cities Summit Matches Urban Problems with Solutions at Global Scale – Shareable

Solar revolution in Germany

Ecocities: using creativity to express our future urban needs – Permaculture Magazine

How to Start a Repair Café – Shareable

6 Ways to Fuel the Cooperative Takeover – YES! Magazine

West Seattle Tool Library: Interview with Micah Summers – Shareable

Sharing for Profit – I’m Not Buying it Anymore – Shareable

23 laws from other countries the US should adopt – Matador Network

Bring Transition Town-style Sharing to your Community – Shareable

Couchsurfing was my gateway drug – Matador Network

How the US is behind the rest of the world in GMO policy – Matador Network

The Top 5 Recent Developments in Bikesharing – Shareable

How pranksters and occupiers disrupt business as usual

Urban Prototyping: Magical Pieces of the Future – Shareable

Speaking for All Bodies (Not Just the “Perfect” Ones) – YES! Magazine

9 Simple Steps to Improve Your Health (Without Joining a Gym) – YES! Magazine

What’s the Most Sustainable Material for Daily Life? The Answer May Be Hiding in Plain Sight – Alternet

How Smaller Cities are Taking the Lead in Sustainability Innovation – Alternet

Business for Good (Benefit Corporations) – Resurgence Magazine

Life Is Easier With Friends Next Door (Cohousing feature) – YES! Magazine

Solar roofs on German churches

Where No City Has Gone Before: San Francisco Will Be World’s First Zero-Waste Town by 2020 – Alternet

The Importance of Being Sassy (How Occupiers, pranksters, and artists speak louder than money) – YES! Magazine

Street people: In San Francisco, humans reclaim the right-of-way – Grist

Heavenly Energy (Solar church roofs in Germany) – Sojourners

What If We Stopped Freaking Out About Climate Change? – Alternet

How to Start Your Own Power Company, Stop Coal and Nukes, and Transform Your City – Alternet

The Reluctant Rebels (Solar Revolution in Southern Germany) – Resurgence Magazine

Photo Tour: What Will It Take To Make Our Cities 100% Green? – Alternet

California’s New Triple Bottom Line (Benefit Corporations)– YES! Magazine

Universal Principles for Creating a Sustainable City – Planetizen

Freiburg, Germany: A model sustainable city – Grist

Tolerance in a Small Town – YES! Magazine

Resilient Ideas: A Hand-Built Home – YES! Magazine

Resilient Ideas: Low-Impact Urban Living – YES! Magazine

Istanbul and Bicycling, Like Dark Bread It’s Good For Everyone – SF Chronicle

A vote that counts – San Francisco Chronicle