Cars are killing us, and it is time to limit the damage to drivers and to people around them, just like we did with smoking.
Source: It’s time to start thinking of driving like smoking : TreeHugger
On the Mouzon scale of 1 to 10 for walkability, this intersection gets -10.
Source: How hard is it to walk in American suburbs? Worse than I imagined : TreeHugger
It’s almost 2018 and we are still building our homes like it’s 1918. It’s time to fix this.
Source: Why we should build our homes the way we build cars : TreeHugger
There is more and more evidence that they are killing us.
Source: It’s time to take down our urban expressways : TreeHugger
So why is everyone pumping gas and oil like mad? It’s the economy.
Source: Energy and Civilization: A History (Book Review) : TreeHugger
According to Kris De Decker, just making things more efficient isn’t enough; we have to change the way we live.
Source: Efficiency is important, but it is time to get serious about sufficiency : TreeHugger
Cities should prepare for, and encourage, an electric bike revolution and stop worrying about autonomous vehicles.
Source: Why bikes and e-bikes will eat cars : TreeHugger
Nick Cohen of the Guardian explains why we need to change what we eat and how we get around.
Source: Our cities and our diet are killing us; it’s time to change both : TreeHugger
Why we need a slow movement for bikes and e-bikes.
Source: In praise of the slow bike : TreeHugger
Let’s just stop talking about the “last mile problem”. It’s a feature, not a bug.
Source: Reduce blood pressure and hypertension with walkable cities : TreeHugger
Change is inevitable, and for older people, it can be especially difficult, but here’s how you can fight it.
Source: How do you stay relevant as you get older? | MNN – Mother Nature Network
A huge 7-year study published in The Lancet finds that it really doesn’t matter what kind of exercise you do, but you have to do something.
Source: 30 minutes of doing just about anything will extend your life. (That includes you, boomers) | MNN – Mother Nature Network
Should baby boomers be blamed for stealing our kids’ futures? Author Bruce Gibney thinks so — and he has a point.
Source: Are baby boomers ‘a generation of sociopaths’? | MNN – Mother Nature Network
Joseph Coughlin, the director of the AgeLab at MIT and author of “The Longevity Economy,’ makes it clear it’s time to change the definition of “old.”
Source: It’s time to change our definition of ‘old’ | MNN – Mother Nature Network
Seniors will be healthier, wealthier, less stressed and will probably live a few years longer if they give up the car keys now vs. later.
Source: When is it time to hang up the car keys? | MNN – Mother Nature Network
On the whole, I would rather not be turning 65, but there are worse things.
Source: Help! I just turned into a senior citizen | MNN – Mother Nature Network
Surprisingly, for many people — including aging and disabled baby boomers — cycling is easier than walking. We should do more of it.
Source: Aging boomers: Forget the car, get on a bike | MNN – Mother Nature Network
In many cities, seating is designed to make it impossible for people to sleep. But that approach — known as hostile design — also makes it hard to sit.
Source: Hostile design doesn’t work for any age group | MNN – Mother Nature Network
The fire department demands trees and on-street parking be removed so that they can have 20′ clear speedways. This one is important; I wrote about it on MNN as well in The old and the young need safer streets.
Source: Celebration, Florida may be destroyed in order to save it : TreeHugger
From toilets (which keep you healthy) to phone connections (that don’t need wires), we’ve never had it so good.
Source: Has technology made basic things demonstrably worse? | MNN – Mother Nature Network
Health care is essential, but so is a smartphone if you want to get a job or even sign up for health care … despite what Jason Chaffetz says. A look at how important tech can be.
Source: Should Americans have to choose between health care and a smartphone? | MNN – Mother Nature Network
New CDC study finds the rate of injury among seniors from traumatic brain injuries or TBI is rising fast. The death of talented architect Hugh Hardy has me thinking about this issue again.
Source: Traumatic brain injuries are hurting (and killing) too many of us | MNN – Mother Nature Network
This is an urban design issue, a car design issue, and a demographics issue. Distracted walking is a rounding error.
Source: No, distracted walking is not causing the dramatic increase in pedestrian deaths : TreeHugger
They were wonderful mathematical constructs, but they are terrible buildings. I should not have written this post, it got a lot of dome people angry, and it was not the failure of the concept but the execution.
Source: Thinking about building a geodesic dome? Don’t. : TreeHugger
Yes, but we still have a problem, says Carl A. Zimrig in a new book “Aluminum Upcycled: sustainable design in historical perspective.” Because we are using too much of the stuff.
Source: Is using recycled aluminum sustainable and green? A new book raises questions : TreeHugger
Almost nobody saw this coming so fast. This post was so popular I could just retire now for the year, almost a million pageviews.
Source: Tesla kills the duck with big batteries : TreeHugger
He understands what people want, not what they need. This is what Graham Hill knew a decade ago and we have forgotten
Source: What does Elon Musk know that the green movement doesn’t? : TreeHugger
Good luck decarbonizing in this environment, as more and more people go after the big deadly trucks.
Source: Pickup trucks and SUVs are taking over the world : TreeHugger
What do you keep, what do you pitch, and when do you do it? Here’s some advice from some experts.
A recent post on downsizing, Nobody wants the family heirlooms anymore, raised a lot of questions, and commenters suggested many answers and much truth. I pick from the best of the comments and learn a bit in the process.
Read more: The story of (getting rid of) stuff | MNN – Mother Nature Network