Useful Links for Sustainable Communities Online
Feel free to email me with suggestions for interesting sites to list here (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Other kinds of links … assembled by Dan Langlie in Spring 2002, let me know if there are problems with these …
Midtown Greenways (http://www.midtowngreenway.org/) - coalition supporting
development of a bikepath/green corridor through Minneapolis.
NYC Greenways & Greenstreets
(http://www.treebranch.com/nosc/greenways.htm) - paths and greenways in NYC.
Greendesign.net (http://greendesign.net/) - Design and build a sustainable
future with the Green Design Network. Sources and publications and
newsletters on green design.
Greenclips ( http://greendesign.net/greenclips/index.html)- Browse the site
or sign up for the newsletter: a summary of news on sustainable building
design and related government and business issues published every two weeks
Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (http://www.cmpbs.org/ ) -
non-profit education, demonstration, and research organization applies
appropriate technologies and sustainable design practices for individual
home builders to regional planning and natural resources.
Van der Ryn Architects (http://www.vanderryn.com/) - cutting edge green
architects and designers
Greenbuilder.com (http://www.greenbuilder.com/) - Website with sources,
directory, solutions for green/sustainable building.
Jerde Partnership International ( http://www.jerde.com/) - Architects and
urban designers that design remarkable and massive mixed use, urban
developments all over the world.
Arcosanti ( http://www.arcosanti.org/) - fascinating experiment in a new
kind of urbanism - everything designed into a compact 3-dimensional stucture
in order to improve access to and among people, activities and business and
the natural outdoors. Different classes and confereces also take place
Ecosa (http://www.ecosainstitute.org/ ) - Non-profit institute dedicated to
sustainable design and designing with nature for the benefit of humankind.
Total immersion semester for students and workshops for faculty.
Sprawlwatch (http://sprawlwatch.org/frames.html ) Site providing info and
articles on, of all things, sprawl.
Sierra Club (http://www.sierraclub.org/sprawl/) - Impressive work done on
the causes, impacts and solutions to sprawl.
Natural Resources, Health, Economy
Institute for Local Self Reliance ( http://www.ilsr.org/) - a nonprofit
research and educational organization that provides technical assistance and
information on environmentally sound economic development strategies. Since
1974, ILSR has worked with citizen groups, governments and private
businesses in developing policies that extract the maximum value from local
Rocky Mountain Institute ( http://www.rmi.org/)- an entrepreneurial,
nonprofit organization that fosters the efficient and restorative use of
resources to create a more secure, prosperous, and life-sustaining world.
Natcap.org (http://www.natcap.org/) - Natural Capitalism is a powerful new
way of looking at our economy and the way we look at our environment and the
way we design and develop. Read the whole book and more online.
Appropriate Technology (http://members.tripod.com/~cturare/at.htm ) -
Website containing links to organizations dedicated to the development and
distribution of appropriate technology - i.e. effective, affordable,
Eldis (http://www.eldis.org ) - clearinghouse for research on all kinds of
international development issues - equity, environment, democracy, literacy,
health, etc. Listserve available.
International Institute for Sustainable Development (
http://www.id21.org/) - organization covering international development
policy - UN protocols, international treaties on environment and
University of Iowa International Programs Third World Development Support
(http://www.uiowa.edu/~intl/ACAD/pds/pds_home.htm) - program comprises
faculty from more than ten disciplines including geography, journalism,
anthropology, urban and regional planning, art and art history, civil and
environmental engineering, African-American world studies, history, social
work and political science. The faculty share an interest not only in the
broad issues of development but specifically in an examination of the
support services that the social sciences offer to the process of
development. TWDS faculty are involved in training efforts in the U.S. and
abroad and consult on development program design and evaluation for
international agencies. TWDS promotes, within the University and beyond,
interdisciplinary scholarship, research, and applied professionalism related
to problem-solving in the area of development