Slack Haven: Slow Urbanism

I’m not a “fight City Hall” kind of guy. I can’t be bothered with the imperial intrigue of Washington or state politics.  I avoid anything done on a large complex scale. Instead, I look for local affordable rational work-arounds that get the job done under the radar in places that the big boys just don’t … Continue reading Slack Haven: Slow Urbanism

The Green House

This post will explore what I like to call “alternatives to the alternatives” in housing. This story demonstrates what’s possible if you’re willing to try something new and a bit out of the ordinary. Many years ago I became friends with a couple in San Francisco who migrated to Hawaii. Partly they loved the islands, … Continue reading The Green House

Volcano Urbanism

Google Before I get to the urbanism portion of this post I need to do a quick geography and geology lesson for those readers who are unfamiliar with Hawaii. The state is made up of a chain of islands: Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, the Big Island (that’s the largest island called “Hawaii”) and numerous … Continue reading Volcano Urbanism