The Safest Suburb In The World Did It By Ending The Culture Of Cars

The difference between this Dutch city and most North American commuter towns is that it actually makes good on its promise of safety security and…

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

At some point I’ve just started to tire of telling triumphant stories of Holland doing all the cool community design stuff.  Jeesh!

See on www.fastcoexist.com

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Bob Russell Resilience Reading Project

The death of local activist and environmentalist Bob Russell left a huge void in northern Michigan. His longtime dedication to justice, connection to the earth, and his belief in the importance of knowledge anchored a life of service and achievement. Bob had many talents indeed, but it was his passion for learning—his discipline to study and his unyielding drive to gather information—that, as much as anything, defined his effectiveness as a leader, and will be missed in northern Michigan.

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

Bob Russell was a leader in my community here in Northwest Lower Michigan.  His passion for creating resilient communities, here and elsewhere has inspired many.  This project, led by a consortium of fans and followers, is extending Bob’s legacy with the Bob Russell Resilience Reading Project.  Our first book is Michael Pollan’s “Cooked”.  Pick up your own copy of the book and help us spread the word about this important regional initiative.

See on www.resilience-reads.org

What Should I Bring To Thanksgiving – Infographic

Here’s a post from CHOW.com that sums up some of my thinking today.  

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

It’s the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and aside from wondering how the Lions are going to overcome the annual game with the Packers tomorrow, I’m wondering what I should bring to the in-laws for Thanksgiving. Here’s an infographic to help sum up those feelings.

See on localdifference.wordpress.com

A Native Answer to “The Onion” (And 4 Other Great Things Happening on Reservations)

This article originally appeared at Colorlines.

A mural created on the Navajo reservation as part of the Painted Desert Project. Photo by Aura Bogado / Colorlines.com.

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

With all the sovereignty challenges going on these days, it’s high time for this article. Indian Country is responding to social and political pressure in strikingly innovative ways.

See on www.yesmagazine.org