Tuesday, March 1, 2011

American Dream Survival Guide

An interesting project by David (d.e.) Sellers, called 'American Dream Survival Guide' offers a series of podcasts with a goal to "...spread information and propagate solutions and cooperation to tackle the challenges that face the U.S. in the 21st century"   The project is produced by Explore Lab Radio from the faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Building Technology at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and will cover a range of topics from water, food, shelter, energy, and more.  Check out more about the project on Facebook.

From the site:  "Episode 1 is now available as a free download podcast on iTunes (go to the site do get the link).  This episode looks at a brief history of the American Landscape and the American Dream.  Lars Lerup, former Dean of the college of Architecture at Rice University,  comments on the suburban landscape and introduces his new book “1 Million Acres and No Zoning”.  Peter Calthorpe, founding member of the Congress for New Urbanism and acclaimed urban planner and architect, explains how we got where we are today as well as where we are going and how his new book “Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change” addresses current issues."


  1. Thanks for this. I really like listening to podcasts. The Terragrams podcasts are great. Please let us know if there are other good land/development-related podcasts that you know of.

  2. Thanks for posting this. I'm finding myself in the middle of the discussion between CNU and Landscape Urbanism. There isn't a simple answer because of the diversity of America. I did like the revelation of pre-built homes, arriving on a rail car, spoiling the placeness of our homes. Would love to discuss this some more.


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