Because I didn’t take time to write last week.
|Frick Environmental Center is a building that I have had the pleasure of getting a personal tour of while I lived in Pittsburgh. Here is a link to their website which has much better descriptions of the building that I could hope to compile.|
|Earthquake hazards in California are even less of a joke now than they were last year. Yet many houses and businesses are still not retrofitted to withstand this known hazard. Luckily building codes have realized the intelligence of requiring earthquake resistant designs and new construction has to be built to minimum standards.|
|The Holocene Extinction aka the Sixth Mass Extinction has been and continues to this day as a result of human activity. This article offers a glimmer of hope for a future whereby we can stop destroying the planet we rely on for sustenance and begin to help mother earth heal.|
|Excellent article on the difference between high-rise and high-density housing. This article also examines cultural associations with high density housing and points out significant counterpoints to the cultural misconception that high density housing brings or is synonymous with poverty.|
|How to build your own home when you own the land.|
|Real estate values appear to be pushing the poor out of California.|
|Climate change is already causing interesting changes of diets in Greenland.|
|Facebook is evil. ‘Nuf said.|
|I cannot let this week go by without bringing up this almost incredible and unbelievable piece of news. I will let you read this and evaluate for yourself. Unfortunately the historical parallels are disturbing.|
|Cars are polluting and just downright horrible for urban design. But, they also are expensive!|
Hope you enjoyed!