We all recognize that sharing is good. Sharing, lending, and borrowing help connect neighbors, encouraging isolated individuals to create community by consuming less. But most of the latest sharing projects focus on wealthy neighbors. Read more »
This was written in September 2008, a week after my move from suburban Virginia to Jersey City:
I am free.
I don't know how anyone else defines that word, freedom. Technically, my life isn't free, for so many reasons. Read more »
"Wondering why the city’s cab-sharing experiment fizzled last week?" writes Michael Grynbaum in the New York Times. His piece offers a range of answers: lousy locations, rider impatience, fear of strangers. Read more »
"What would it take to grow all the food needed for all Manhattanites – on Manhattan Island?" This video drives home the ecological impact of our current food production and consumption patterns – but then goes beyond that, to p. Read more »
From the New Urbanism video series: "Terreform, a nonprofit architecture collective transforms the rooftop of a building in downtown Brooklyn into a shelter and farm for urban refugees--people displaced by the mortgage crisis. Read more »