Sustainable Cities Collective

21 Mar 2010

All about design, layout, regulations, and other nuts-and-bolts of making liveable, clean, sustainable cities, Sustainable Cities Collective is run by “a battle-tested, nimble team of former journalists, online managers, and advertising professionals.”

Its parent company, Social Media Today LLC, “helps global organizations create purpose-built B2B social communities designed to achieve specific, measurable corporate goals by engaging exactly the customers and prospects you most want to reach.”

To me, that’s wonky business speak, but the information they’re posting to the site is fascinating and relevant to most anyone living in a city—and that means more than half the people on the planet.

The same company also runs The Energy Collective, another worthwhile site.


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

Mason's favorite books »