In the next few days I am going to be posting a project that I have been working on for awhile: tracking the walkability of our city using a cool (though not perfect) program called WalkScore.
However, today I wanted to introduce the place where I heard about this program in the first place. Not long after I moved to Montreal, I saw a book in my supervisor’s collection called “World Changing” (they also have a website). World Changing (both the book and website) is a well-written resource about many complex and intertwined topics regarding modern society and the quest to become, as they call it, bright green. Some of the main topics include: Business, Politics, Community, Shelter… and the articles included in each topic are just as diverse.
Now, the book itself can be a little pricey, but it is a pretty interesting and inspiring resource. I was lucky enough to find a copy at a second hand book shop in Toronto. For those who don’t want to buy the book (it always bugs me just a bit when people buy so many new books about sustainability and don’t acknowledge the paper and energy they are consuming) – go to the library (they have 4 copies, call number: 333.7 WORLD) or just check out the website for some interesting reading.
Coming up in the next few days… walkability.