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Jan 07, 2010

If you only started reading our blog recently, here are the top 10 most popular posts from last year that you may have missed:

  1. The case to abort LRT (in Vancouver) – a newspaper clipping saved from 1982 that talks about the new SkyTrain system coming to Vancouver, and why the government should “scrap” the system and go back to more conventional methods.
  2. Rethinking Highest and Best Use – discussion of cycles of urban decline, the decay of neighborhoods, and how urban agriculture can help.
  3. Uptown, meet your old neighbor, South Lake Union – 3 projects that are changing these two neighborhoods; Mercer Street, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Alaskan Way Viaduct (SR99) Bored Tunnel)
  4. New Meaning to Eating Local – Why low income neighborhoods suffer from higher levels of obesity
  5. How Green is your Transit System? – Architects designing transit systems sustainably have few guidelines to follow today.
  6. Conscious Consumers — one staff members goal to reduce her impact on the environment (after watching “No Impact Man”)
  7. Less Carbon, More Footprints – a discussion of walking in cities and a review of the Walk21 conference
  8. Vancouver Streetcar: We’ve Missed You – The history of the streetcar and the possibilities of reintroducing it to Vancouver
  9. The Salvation of our Environment Lies at the Feet of the Poor – A discussion about giving the poor full rights over the illegal properties they live on (discussion based on ideas of Paul Hawken)
  10. EcoDistricts 101 – the What, Why and Hows of EcoDistricts