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Kristen | gezellig-girl.com

On a similar note, have you read Green Metropolis: What the City Can Teach the Country About True Sustainability? (I think it has a new sub-title now, which is a shame.) Basically, the entire premise of the book is that quote you pulled out there. It also busts a lot of the anti-city rhetoric that's been espoused by environmental organizations for, oh, 200 years or something.

Kristen | gezellig-girl.com

Argh, that was supposed to have a link in it. Here it is: http://j.mp/eBk7hr


Hi! I found your blog from the UCAustin emails. This post warms my heart! We also live the city mouse country mouse seesaw. :) We left Santa Monica for Rhode Island, then Maine - where we wanted to build a cob house - and now are here in Austin for 4 months. So far, I miss CA more every day. OOPS.

I'm itching to read Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier by Edward Glaesar. http://www.economist.com/node/18111592?story_id=18111592 I'm curious about Brende and the Green Metropolis too...thx for posting.

I look forward to meeting everyone! My girl is sick tonight, so we may not make the park/FM tmw, but we will meet up soon.

Kirsten Slade

Thanks for the book recommendation, Kristen. Added it to my list!

Hey there, Melissa! Hope your girl is feeling better and we can meet up soon. I recently took a cob building workshop here in Austin and am planning a field trip back to the site for our unschooling friends. I took my daughter's Camp Fire club and they got to mix a batch up and help build a little. Look out for an announcement on UCAustin. It would be great if you could join us.!


Oh, yes - we're going through that, too. Lived in NYC, then moved north of San Antonio onto 10 acres. Now we're heading to Austin - hopefully South Austin where we can walk or ride our bikes to the public library.

Kirsten Slade

Looking forward to meeting you when you get here, Andee!

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