Launched in 2011 by Patrick M. Lydon and Suhee Kanag, SocieCity is an international collective of artists, writers, and other professionals who are working to build long-term social and ecological well-being by inspiring empathic relationships between people and the environment.
Most major cities in Japan, with the exception of the very most central and dense areas of Tokyo, rely heavily on the bicycle for basic transportation needs. Train stations often have huge parking lots, not for cars, but for bicycles. Not only this, but everything … Continue readingBikes are a Real form of Transportation
Mitigating environmental destruction while continuing to increase consumption and profit is not an issue that deserves to be talked about right now, let alone a world forum dedicated to it. … Continue readingDebating “Natural Capital” in Scotland
An article I wrote recently on sociecity.com has been featured in the midst of the launch of the European Cyclists’ Federation. The organization has over 500,000 members, representing a rather large contingency of bicycle advocates in Europe. The article featured, The Bicycle Isn’t About Saving … Continue readingArticle Featured by European Cyclists’ Federation
Titles of public officials in other countries seem funny to me, “Right Honorable Lord Mayor” for instance. But maybe adding ‘right honorable’ to a title makes politicians behave a little better: if it’s in your title, you must uphold it! Anyway, I have a chat … Continue readingA Right Honorable Chat
Patrick is leaving today for a few weeks of farming, biking, and writing in South Korea. Most of the time will be split between a few farms outside Seoul at the Dumulmeori Organic Complex, then with a rather famous natural “no-till” farmer, Hongcheon, and finally … Continue readingHeading to South Korea