Thursday, December 3, 2009

Urban sustainability

I came across two interesting, contrasting stories today about urban sustainability. A post by David Owen on the Project Syndicate blog demonstrates (the sometimes counterintuitive) relative sustainability dimensions of life in Manhattan. And an Associated Press filing today by Ramit Plushnick-Masti provides a view of how one of the Rust Belt's economic urban victims, (Vandergrift, Pennsylvania) but with a noble past, is working to revive itself through sustainability and re-capturing its Olmsted heritage.