The Beauty of Walkable Places

What’s so great about walkable places? Walkable places give you better health and a lower cost of living. Freedom from your car means lower gas and maintenance bills, and more free time. Truly walkable places are mixed-use areas, generally with narrower lots, that feature shops and services along with residential housing. Ideally, they also offerContinue reading “The Beauty of Walkable Places”

Otto Scharmer article: An Apple Shows Just How Broken Our Food System Is.

I was delightfully surprised to find this article on nutrition.  The surprise came because it comes from an MIT Economist named Otto Scharmer.  Those familiar with the discipline of systems thinking might recognize his name from the book titled “Theory U”. What was surprising was to see Dr. Scharmer’s background and links to the emergingContinue reading “Otto Scharmer article: An Apple Shows Just How Broken Our Food System Is.”

Micro-apartments movement big hit in Netherlands, and not just for students – DutchNews.nl

A fascinating article about how small we can go.  These apartments are ranging from 29 square meters (312 square feet) to 32 sq. m. (344 square feet). That is 14-22% less space than in tiny homes! As with Tiny Homes, design reigns supreme in micro-apartments.  There are clear limits regarding just how many places youContinue reading “Micro-apartments movement big hit in Netherlands, and not just for students – DutchNews.nl”