Outdated Concepts Dominate Planners’ Thinking

‘The Death and Life of Great American Cities’, the classic 1961 book by Jane Jacobs, is probably even more relevant today — the mark of a great book. She emphasises that visual order is very different from functional order, a lesson which our planners and politicans have not heeded:





Taking a Break

Ecopoliticstoday will be dormant for a while due to other pressing commitments.

We hope to be back before long.

Thank you for reading.

The Week’s Environmental News

The week’s round-up of environmental news reblogged from Under the Pecan Leaves:




Environment News This Week (4/23-4/29)

Excellent round-up of environmental news from Under the Pecan Leaves

New houses are not solid foundations for our economy

Houses without jobs — planning for yesterday, not tomorrow:


Construction jobs are a short-term fix not a long-term basis for a sound economy. Ask Spain.