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Jim Stiles
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  • Saint Albans, VT
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Dec 29, 2014
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Dec 25, 2014
Jim Stiles commented on Jim Stiles's blog post The Scale and Character of Sustainable Communities
"Tim, I know that Tracy has read extensively in the field and a lot of it has influenced his thinking. However my sense is that he just loves the way small nucleated communities feel - places like Sienna. I think his photos are from several such…"
Dec 24, 2014
Tim Bailen commented on Jim Stiles's blog post The Scale and Character of Sustainable Communities
"Thanks! The Piscataquis Village site has lots of great images. I hope they build something great. Looks like they are informed by Christopher Alexander's thinking on Pattern Languages for the built environment. I got curious about how the scale…"
Dec 24, 2014
Jim Stiles commented on Jim Stiles's blog post The Scale and Character of Sustainable Communities
"Hi Tim, There are so many answers to your question! I think the basic answer is that I do not envision most communities as having a single density. I think that the best communities will all have a core with a density in a broad ballpark around 200…"
Dec 23, 2014
Tim Bailen commented on Jim Stiles's blog post The Scale and Character of Sustainable Communities
"I'm curious what 60 people per acre looks like. Do you have some photos of buildings that are representative of this kind of density? I once had a job that was a mile walk from where I lived. My commute took me through neighborhoods and was a…"
Dec 22, 2014
Jim Stiles posted a blog post

The Scale and Character of Sustainable Communities

Sustainability is not simply an option to be chosen or rejected. By very simple, reasonable definitions, sustainability is inevitable. After all if an activity is unsustainable, it cannot continue indefinitely. Since sustainability is inevitable, achieving it is not the real challenge we face. Our challenge is to help in the transition to a society that offers the same or similar benefits to future generations as those we have enjoyed as we exploited a wide range of resources in an…See More
Dec 7, 2014
Jim Stiles posted a blog post

A New Old Economics

Economics is anything but a new discipline. The origins of economics are generally traced to Socrates, Plato, and perhaps most of all Aristotle. Oikos nomos - the norms of a well-run household - was where it all began. To be sure, the norms of a well run household in ancient Greece left a lot to be desired by modern standards. Most people today would be shocked by their conclusion that a man's second most important possession is his wife (second only to his house), and that slaves should be…See More
Dec 2, 2014
Jim Stiles commented on Erik Lindberg's blog post Six Myths About Climate Change that Liberals Rarely Question
"I agree with the author and Norris that denial is thriving across the political spectrum, and I agree with Norris that Myth #6 deserves a great deal more attention. However I do not agree that resistance is the key to what must be done. I believe…"
Dec 2, 2014
Jim Stiles is now a member of Transition Milwaukee
Dec 1, 2014

Profile Information

Why are you interested in the Transition movement?
I have been actively involved with related issues for over 40 years. At that time it seemed like a good idea.
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Mailing lists for Newburyport and Montpelier (VT)
What skills, talents, and resources do you bring to the Transition movement?
Extensive work in alternative energy, energy conservation, building trades, digital alternatives, a range of planning alternatives, transportation and others
Which topics within Transition most interest you, and what are you most interested in getting out of your involvement in the Transition Movement?
I am particularly interested in the Milwaukee group because the level of discussion seems quite good
Organizations you belong to that might collaborate with Transition
Energy committee of St. Albans

Jim Stiles's Blog

Transportation Technology and Infrastructure for a Sustainable Society

Feet are great. They are humankind’s original mode of transportation, and in many ways are still the premium transportation mode. They are non-polluting, quiet, efficient, and using them makes us healthier and tends to encourage the kind of human interaction that improves our society. In two previous posts (…

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Posted on December 25, 2014 at 9:16am

The Layout of Sustainable Communities

In my post on the Scale and Character of Sustainable Communities (http://transitionmilwaukee.org/profiles/blogs/the-scale-and-character-of-sustainable-communities) I discuss issues of scale that I see as crucial in achieving a high quality of sustainable living. By building and adapting communities to maximize walkability, we take a key step in minimizing our reliance on powered…

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Posted on December 25, 2014 at 7:14am

The Scale and Character of Sustainable Communities

Sustainability is not simply an option to be chosen or rejected. By very simple, reasonable definitions, sustainability is inevitable. After all if an activity is unsustainable, it cannot continue indefinitely. Since sustainability is inevitable, achieving it is not the real challenge we face. Our challenge is to help in the transition to a society that offers the same or similar benefits to future generations as those we have enjoyed as we exploited a wide range of resources in an…

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Posted on December 7, 2014 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

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