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CAR CULTURE MAKES US FAT, STUPID and DEAD City planner Jeff Tumlin says cities are designed for cars – even though we know they increase deaths, disease, and decrease the social contact that makes us smarter and happier. Speech recorded by Alex Smith at the Gaining Ground conference in Vancouver, Canada October 7, 2010 “Alive Transportation: Fitness, Safety, Community, and Trust”. 21 min. From Radio Ecoshock show 101105 – CD Quality 20 MB or Lo-Fi 5 MB
PASSIVHAUS NET ZERO WORKSHOPS #1 Architect Guido Wimmers on Passivhaus and Olympic’s Austria House. Workshop 100320 Vancouver.
Part 1 49 min CD Quality 46 MB or Lo-Fi 11 MB;
Part 2 CD Quality 39 MB or Lo-Fi 9 MB
Tom Pittsley solar mass windows, video page.
RESILIENT CITIES Urban Strategies for Transition Times. Gaining Ground Summit, Vancouver, Canada. October 20-22, 2009. www.gaininggroundsummit.com
Tues Oct 20
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson – new green plan 10 min Lo-Fi 2 MB
Greening Nike – Sarah Severn 26 min Lo-Fi 6 MB
Nola-Kate Seymoar, Pres. Sustainable Cities “The Psychology of Change” 23 min 6 MB Lo-Fi
John Knott Jr., Pres Noisette Co. socially responsible developer from N. Carolina “Development is Community” 30 min 7 MB Lo-Fi
POST CARBON CITIES “Urban Resilience in a Post Carbon World” presented by the Post Carbon Institute, Oct 20 2009 Vancouver, Canada.
GREEN PORTLAND Mayor Sam Adams moves citizens from cars to bikes and streetcars. Many other green city tips recorded in Vancouver, Canada April 24th, 2009. Speech – Lo-Fi 31 7 MB 31 min.; Q and A 13 MB 53 min; or 1 hour Brown Bagger radio show (OK to rebroadcast) Speech plus 30 min Q and A Lo-Fi 14 MB
BUILDING SANITY A one hour workshop on super-low energy houses, office and municipal buildings with Dr. Guido Wimmers. Over 12,000 already built in Europe. Reduce Fossil fuel consumption, bills and emissions (!) by 90%. Ecoshock Show 080613 1 hour CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)
BUILDING MADNESS Buildings emit 48% of fossil CO2 killing the climate. Six voices on cities, “eco-density,” green architecture, and city fascism. Anthony Perle, Richard Register, Larry Franks, Sir Norman Foster, Derrick Jensen, Al Gore, Guido Wimmers. Is the global stampede to cities sustainable – or just a bubble? Hard info on Israeli electric cars and why suburbs make people fat. Ecoshock Show 080606 1 hour CD Quality (56) MB or Lo-Fi (14 MB) New music: “Dirty Town” by Vancouver group “Mother Mother”
“Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil” Speech March 18 by Richard Gilbert and Anthony Perl. How new oil economy reshapes air, road, rail, and shipping toward sustainable power. 080328 show 1 hr – CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
URBAN MELTDOWN II People fleeing malfunctioning cities – not just Katrina’s New Orleans, but Detroit, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and more. Clive Doucet, Councilor of Ottawa City and author of “Urban Meltdown”. Leads to new wave of homeless people. Guest host Allart interviews Harold C. Joe, producer of homeless film “Broken Down“. Plus world news and zany clips, including preview from “Detroit Ground Zero” from You tube’s george4title. Ecoshock 090424 1 hour CD Quality 56 MM or Lo-Fi 14 MB
RESILIENT CITIES: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change Kick-off book lecture by Australian expert Dr. Peter Newman. As oil declines and climate goes weird, he acknowledges possibility of “Mad Max” social chaos, or armed eco-barracks for the rich. Newman sees way to make sustainable cities. Realistic but hopeful speech at SFU Vancouver 090109 Ecoshock Show 090116 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
GREEN BUILDING WORKSHOP Save climate and economy with green buildings. Standards like LEEDS and “Living Buildings” explained. Workshop with Jessica Woolliams of Cascadia, in Vancouver 081004 59 min – CD Quality 54 MB or http://www.ecoshock.org/downloads/climate_solutions/ES_Green%20Building%20081004_Woolliams_LoFi.mp3 14 MB
Beijing New Energy Hog – CBC Canada 23 MB 24 min
Los Angeles Energy Problems – CBC Current 19 MB 19 min
Green Cities: Seattle, London – CBC Current 24 MB 25 min
London’s Low Carbon Future – Climate Confidential 30 min
Walkable Communities Workshop – Nat’l Centre for Biking and Walking 6 min
Building Eco Cities (R Register) – Sue Supriano 13 MB 28 min
Sustainable Cities for Humans – 34 min
Green Building in USA 4 min
How Smog Kills Dr. Joel Schwartz Harvard Medical Lecture 2006 1 hr long, 58 MB! Big file, important talk for city dwellers.
Urban Sprawl Author 10 min
Planet of Slums 23 min
Mexico City, Pollution and Kids – Common Ground 6.5 MB 6.5 min
Tehran: Terrible Pollution – Common Ground 5.5 MB 5.5 min
Shanghai: Bikes vs Cars – Common Ground 7 MB 7 min
Greening Cities Conference – Living on Earth 6.5 MB 6.5 min
Europe’s Cities Getting Hotter – WWF 5MB 5 min
End of Suburbia Film Clips – KPFA 13 min
Spirit of Sustainable Cities 23 min
End of the Age of Oil, Part 1 of 2. James Howard Kunstler lecture as 1st visiting scholar to Simon Fraser Urban Studies 080124 From the Long Emergency to new measures after Peak Oil. Ecoshock show 080201 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB End of speech plus Q and A next week.
End of the Age of Oil, Part 2 of 2. James Howard Kunstler Conclusion of speech + lively Q and A. What will it be like as oil runs out? Audience reacts with tough questions for author and now urban planner, Kunstler, as first visiting scholar to Urban Studies Program at SFU. Recorded 080124 by Ecoshock. Ecoshock Show 080208 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB