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