September 21 2011
Arizona is very hot; a state dominated by a desert climate. Therefore, water is one of the most prevalent topics of the state. It also has a very strong sustainability department offering a valued undergraduate degree. As of now, it is one of the only schools in the nation to offer this degree. These are [...]
August 15 2011
The average monthly residential utility bill in America is $104.52. Per year, this is $1,254.24 per residence. For the country (approx. 125 million), this adds up to $156,780,000,000. This is the amount that could be saved if the grid was totally sustainable. However, because of a spotty electrical grid, substantial energy losses through transmission, and [...]
August 01 2011
The following is a critique on the design of the American city. The proposal is not an end in itself but rather a type of skeleton to allow the rest of society to grow upon. It draws some ideas from Garden City theory in its use of clusters that provide town and country except the clusters [...]
July 18 2011
Ever since the United States gave the bulk of their transportation duties to the highway system, with heavy subsidies, rail transportation has become comparatively expensive. For all others uses, besides long distance industrial uses, the highway has taken the reigns. In the early 20th century, not long after this dominion, it was revealed to Americans [...]
July 04 2011
Imagine a country that has, through engineering, progressed production to the point that goods are essentially unlimited. And/or it has used landscape architecture to make its built environment much more efficient and friendly. It is a situation where political autonomy AND economic versatility would thrive…This is the goal of sustainability – to make goods unlimited.
June 20 2011
Revolutionary machines of such type come around rarely, and this one in particular, offers a way to clean up our landfills and turn garbage into a somewhat “renewable resource.”
June 06 2011
Since fission is splitting the atom and fusion is fusing it back together just make it so the outputs of one become the inputs of another in a never-ending loop.
May 23 2011
…if the world could capture even a quarter of annual lightning at 250 kW-hours, it would produce 87.5 billion kW-hours, which according to Department of Energy Statistics, would be a significant portion of global energy demand…