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[ General Topics | Ecology | Gardens | Energy | Transportation | Structures | Trash | Toys ]

General Topics

12 Gates to the City
"A dozen ways to build strong, livable, and sustainable urban areas."

Urban Ecosystems
"Cities of the future will embrace the ecology of the landscape, rather than set themselves apart."

National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat
"invites students, teachers, administrators, and the surrounding community to become involved in the life sustaining process of growing, caring for, and learning from a habitat on a school campus."

Recycling Lesson Plans

Urban Ecology

EPA Student Center
From the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Environmental Interests
Collection of websites.

Pollution Index
Collection of websites.

Living Things
"If it's alive, it's in here."

Urban Gardens

Urban Agriculture Notes
"...concerns itself with all manner of subjects from rooftop gardens, to composting toilets, to air pollution and community development."

Urban Agriculture in Philadelphia
"The hundreds of garbage strewn vacant lots ... have stimulated citizens to create what has been called `the largest comprehensive urban greening program in North America.'"

KinderGardens
"An introduction to the many ways children can interact with plants and the outdoors."

School Gardens
"... teach children not only about plants, nature, and the outdoors, but other subjects as well. Gardens can teach children about history, economics, poetry, and math ..."

Strong Roots
"We thought an urban garden would help restore our community: just take kids, add water and dirt, grow food."

Energy

Energy Hotlist
A list of web resources.

Energy Efficiency
"...encourage energy efficiency by providing basic facts on individual energy sources..."

Energy Quest
"Energy Education from the California Energy Commission."

Department of Energy Search
"...subject-specific directory that allows you to conduct a general search of Web sites that appear on DOE EREN, the official Web site of DOE EE/RE."

Transportation

Transportation Index
Hotlist of websites relating to transportation.

SEPTA
South Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

Innovative Transportation Technologies
"... information about "unconventional" (therefore innovative) transportation technologies."

Car Free Cities
"The industrialized nations made a terrible mistake when they turned to the automobile as an instrument of improved urban mobility."

Historical Collection of Transport
Consider the history of transportation.

Structures

Tall Office Buildings
"The tall office building was made possible by three advances in the building trade."

The Bridges of Portland Oregon
"Bridges for both the Willamette River and the Columbia River..."

Build a Bridge
"You're a civil engineer. Four bridges need to go up. Only you can decide where they go...

Build a Bridge
Presented by PBS...

New York Underground

Trash and Recycling

Welcome to Recycle City
"...explore how the city's residents recycle, reduce, and reuse waste."

Recycling Index
Everything you need to know about recycling.

Rotten Truth (About Garbage)
More than you'd ever need to know about garbage.

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