"The ruins of the unsustainable are the 21st century's frontier."
- Bruce Stirling
There's a fascinating bit of futurism at worldchanging.org .
Commenting on recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, business pundit Paul Kedrosky writes, "the U.S. currently has enough surplus housing to put the entire population of the U.K., with room left over for Israel." Given the enormous amount of embedded energy that this existing development represents, our best bet is put these buildings to good use.