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Post Carbon Reader – book chapters free online

From a new book on “managing the 21st century’s sustainability crises”, edited by Richard Heinberg and Daniel Lerch

Cities may be magnets for disaster

Coastal cities stir up the air flow in a way that, when hurricanes approach, can make them steer toward the buildings

City dwellers to face more frequent hot summer nights

Global warming will make cities hotter—and when people try to cope by using air conditioning, they’ll make it worse

Post Carbon Cities

Is your city ready for oil at $150+ a barrel?

Sustainable Cities Collective

The nuts-and-bolts of building better cities

Sustainable Cities

Danish site full of case studies of best practices

City Farmer News

from Urban Agriculture Notes

Transition Culture

Rob Hopkins’ site about resilient communities and “energy descent”

Radical Relocalization

site by Andrew MacDonald in Canada


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 »