Cooking Efficiently

Father and daughter cooking

By Dr. Rusty Pritchard Efficiency is not an end. It is a means to an end, but a dangerous one. Last Monday, I needed to get dinner made. My four-year-old daughter had a different agenda. She thought swinging and coloring were more important. … [Read more...]

Sprawling From Sea to Shining Sea: The Need for a New Urbanism

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by Drew Ward Flourish magazine, Summer 2010   In my pocket I carry keys to my 2005 PT Cruiser and my Southern California suburban house, and I usually have little loose change, too. Ordinary stuff, really. Or is it? I got to thinking about … [Read more...]

The Front Porch and the Garden

The front porch of the home that used to occupy the lot where the author is building a new, more sustainable, home.

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays. It is also a response to our Front Porch series of articles, published in February.] by Bill Randall As an architect, I … [Read more...]

Livability, Walkability, and Environmental Justice

Flourish was at the annual Christian Community Development Association Conference (CCDA) in Cincinnati, on Saturday, October 24, where I gave a presentation called "Green-the-Hood: Livability, Walkability, and Environmental Justice." It's adapted … [Read more...]

New Urbanism’s new way

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By Kendra Langdon Juskus Sometimes we can get stuck. We can get stuck in radical (though often justified) positions on crucial issues, to the point where compromise is inconceivable, potential allies retreat, opposing viewpoints dig their heels … [Read more...]