Sunday Train: Rescuing the Exurb from its Design

Burning the Midnight Oil for Living Energy Independence

Back in April, Hope Yen was on the Huffington Post with Sprawling Suburbs Growth Falls To Historic Low Amid High Gas Prices

All across the U.S., residential exurbs that sprouted on the edge of metropolitan areas are seeing their growth fizzle, according to new 2011 census estimates released Thursday.

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"The heyday of exurbs may well be behind us," Yale University economist Robert J. Shiller said. Shiller, co-creator of a Standard & Poor's housing index, is perhaps best known for identifying the risks of a U.S. housing bubble before it actually burst in 2006-2007. Examining the current market, he believes America is now at a turning point, shifting away from faraway suburbs to cities amid persistently high gasoline prices.

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"Suburban housing prices may not recover in our lifetime," Shiller said, calling the development of suburbs since 1950 "unusual," enabled only by the rise of the automobile and the nation's highway system.

As it was originally designed, Outer Suburbia and Exurbia was designed to fail in an era where increasing energy efficiency will be a fundamental platform for ongoing growth. However, its possible to retrofit Outer Suburbia and Exurbia to a more sustainable design.

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Anti-Capitalist Meet Up: 0 Bread, + Circuses - London Under Occupation

People may be thinking that London under Occupation may be a little over the top to describe the situation for Londoners living under Olympic rule for the next 18 days, but that is in many way an understatement. Between the rights of corporate sponsorship, the occupation by security and armed forces, and a government that is hell-bent on prioritising the needs of sponsors and security concerns over the rights of citizens for freedom of speech and the right to live in peace, the term “under occupation” is an excellent description of the situation.

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Weaving Reality XV: The Brakeman had a bony countenance

The Storyteller remembered an ancient story, a story that came from many cultures on many worlds. Thanatos, the Angel of Death, Grimnir, la Morte, the Grim Reaper, Śmierć, यम, 閻魔王, Susan's grandfather...the list goes on and on. It was the story of Death, come to life.

As the Storyteller spun the tale, the Brakeman reached out of the cab. A bony finger grazed a strand of the tapestry.

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Party On The Square - Has It Been That Long?

Hello and welcome to Party On The Square! Tonight at the Party I'm featuring tunes that are at least ten years old and I'm about to tell you why. Most afternoons here at chez triv, if the weather permits, I head out back with the kids to that easy set pool, settle into that swim-ways lounge and crank up some tunes. So, yesterday, as I was floating around, listening to side one of The White Album, I thought--perhaps I should get Cleetus to put on something less than 40 years old, yes, some new music! Then it hit me. Nothing I own is exactly new.

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