Berkeley backyard cottage

"When Karen, a planning professor from the College of Environmental Design, met with a team of students from Dr. Ashok Gadgil’s Design for Sustainable Communities course, neither knew what was brewing. "Karen discussed how her two bedroom Berkeley home was too small for her constant stream of guests, her daughter and an aging relative.... Continue Reading →

The Banker on YouTube

"Campaign video by Richard Curtis and Bill Nighy, about the Robin Hood Tax, a tiny tax on bank transactions that could raise hundreds of billions for public services and to tackle poverty and climate change at home and around the world. Add your own voice to the campaign http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYtNwmXKIvM Excerpts from YouTube

The rise of collaborative consumption

"In Rachel Botsman’s new book, What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, the general theme is that we’re shifting away from a society of hyper-consumption and equating personal self-worth with amount of material good accumulated, and instead to a world where our ability to access and exchange resources, develop a reputation, and build... Continue Reading →

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