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A batch of articles and websites

We have here a batch of good articles that we've been saving up for this forum. Some of them are already a few weeks old. We expect that in the future we will bring to your attention newer news.From the Urban Land Institute: The Next Thing: Miles Per House? ULI Experts Discuss Impact of Transportation Costs on Location Decisions; Look at Future Infrastructure Financing. Senior Fellow of Transportation at the ULI, Bob Dunphy, mentioned in the article, came to Salem last summer to give a talk. Many people were excited about Dunphy's ideas for our fair city. As for ... Read more

Straub Lecture

Thursday, January 25, 2007Sustainable America: Why Doesn't US "Get" Equity, Presented by Robin Morris Collin7:00 - 8:30 p.m.Salem Public Library's Loucks AuditoriumWillamette University Law Professor Robin Morris Collin examines why sustainability programs in the United States ignore poverty to our detriment, then explores ways to systematically include such equity issues into our thinking. A widely sought speaker on ethics, sustainability, environmental justice, and civil rights, Professor Morris Collin was awarded the David Brower lifetime achievement award in 2001 by the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference and the Orlando John Hollis Distinguished Teaching Award in 1997.In case you hadn't looked ... Read more

Breakfast in America

We'll start with a headline from the Oregonian that jumps out at you: Making your breakfast every morning pumps nearly 200 pounds of CO2 into the air each year. What can you do about it? [no longer available]Is it my toaster?Part of the impact of the headline comes from making a switch from "every morning” to “each year.” But still, it’s a fine long article on specific causes of carbon dioxide in our daily lives and how we can cut down.Run your 1,200-watt hair dryer for 20 minutes? You won't see smoke. But 160 miles away at PGE's Boardman ... Read more

Earth Day ’08 Photos

Photos of Earth Day '08 at Pringle Creek Community Read more

Live-Work-Breathe course description

Architecture 484/584 • Spring 2007 • Brook Muller + James Meyer and OPSIS Architecture*LIVE • WORK • BREATHE*CREATING COMMUNITY AT PRINGLE CREEKThe studio entails collaboration with OPSIS Architecture in Portland and utilizes their state-of-the-art Pringle Creek “green” development in Salem as the locus for design inquiry. Our challenge will be to design high quality and high performance live/work units in close association with memorable, attractive and ecologically rich outdoor space.11 ISSUES, OBJECTIVES AND OPPORTUNITIES THAT WILL HELP TO DEFINE OUR STUDIO CULTURE:*Working in Teams*Effective collaborative work settings increase the likelihood that we will raise the kinds of questions that ... Read more
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