Changing the way we build our cities is essential to stopping global warming, says ‘Seven Rules’ author Patrick Condon




A Self-Help Guide for the Planet

“In his latest book, Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities: Design Strategies for the Post Carbon World, Patrick Condon argues that the way we build our cities accounts for much of the damage we are doing to the environment. Dealing with the threat of climate Patrick condon (120p)change means changing our cities,” writes Tom Barrett in an article published on September 15 by The Tyee.

On September 15, The Tyee began a series of excerpts from Condon’s book.

“Seven Rules is a comprehensive guide to how to save the planet by building communities sustainably, with numerous informative charts, tables and illustrations. The Tyee’s excerpts merely offer a sampler of Condon’s thinking. Readers who are intrigued by what they read here will be well rewarded by absorbing the entire book,” concludes Tom Barrett, a contributing editor at The Tyee.


The Tyee is an independent publication that is found at It went online in November 2003. According to David Beers, Editor, “We’re dedicated to publishing lively, informative news and views, not dumbed down fluff. We, like the tyee salmon for which we are named, roam free and go where we wish.” Since then, The Tyee has attracted some of the best journalists in B.C. who have broken many important stories.


Posted September 2010