Posts from the ‘travel’ category

Postcard from Medellín: A Big WUF for Urban Equity

“Is this your first WUF?” is a question commonly asked at the World Urban Forum, a gathering for, by, and about city people that was first…

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On the road to Cairo, Casablanca, and Medellín, Ecocitizen World Map in hand

Hola! Bonjour! As-salam alaykom! Hello! It’s been a busy four months since I went into woodshed mode to help create the Ecocitizen World Map Project, a…

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Biking the Solar Roofs of Southern Germany, to See the Change You Wish to Be

My mom and stepdad live in a small village between Lindau and Wangen in the Allgäu region of South Germany, not far from the Swiss and…

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The Seeds They Are A-Changin’

The Matador Travel Network just published my piece about my German ancestral roots in the seed trading business and how it relates to California’s narrowly defeated…

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Mariquitas y El Capitan: Of things small and large

When you’re living in a city it’s easy to get caught up in human creations. Almost everything I see and touch all day has been concocted…

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Informal-Informal in New York

This week a small but poised Ecocity Builders delegation including Kirstin Miller, Naomi Grunditz and myself got to spend time at UN Headquarters in New York…

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Mr. Sven goes to the UN

I’m going to New York this week for the first round of ‘informal-informal‘ negotiations on the zero draft of the Rio+20 outcome document in the run-up…

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Carless in Vancouver, Part 2: Going for the high-hanging fruit

This is Part 2 of my trip last week to Vancouver, B.C. to meet up and exchange ideas with some of the leading thinkers in sustainable…

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Carless in Vancouver, Part 1: Boots on the Ground

A few of days ago I arrived in Vancouver, B.C. for a week of urban planning and playing. On the official schedule are presentations about leading…

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Freiburg, Germany: City of the Future. Part II: How to Build an Eco-Suburb from Scratch

Yesterday I posted Freiburg, Germany: City of the Future. Part I: Keeping What Works (a photo diary)– the first in a two-part series about Freiburg, a…

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