‘Last Train Home’ Coming to Town

migrant in China

This sounds like a very interesting and educational movie. It is coming to Seattle in late Oct, to be screen at Neptune.

” Never has such change happened on a greater scale than in modern China. The different ways individuals deal with this is the subject of Last Train Home, Click to Read More

City Making In The 21st Century and Beyond

NOW Urbanism

The urban age has been a long one. In 1900, only sixteen cities in the world had populations of one million people or more. By 2000, there were 417. In 1950, only one city in the world had a population of over ten million people; today, there are 19 megacities.

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Our region’s transportation plan: too heavy on growth, cars & sprawl?

It’s curious that the Puget Sound Regional Council’s (PSRC) recent vision of our transportation future contained so many roads, so little mass transit.

Author Edward Abbey famously said that “Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” It’s also the underpinning of our region’s economic assumptions. At some Click to Read More

Environmental Activist Calls on Colleges to Diversify Sustainability

“Sustainability studies” courses and degree programs often fail to include considerations of race & socioeconomics.   UW Geography in fact has moved in the opposite direction: one of the new tracks in our major is intentionally named “Environment, Economy and Sustainability”, and many courses in that track –Geog 276, Intro to Political Geography, Geog 302, Click to Read More