both past and present, including dramatic examples of human interactions with the raw elements of nature”, writes Charles R. Wolfe in an recently published article for The Atlantic Cities -

After his travel to Iceland Wolfe outlined nine lessons we can learn the country far up north, such as “Measure urban sustainability by clarity of the sky at night” or “Provide street retail integrated with sidewalk life”. All nine lessons are worthwhile to take a look at and to consider when aiming at building better places.
Check out all nine ideas and
Charles R. Wolfe

About the author:
Charles R. Wolfe is an attorney in Seattle, where he focuses on land use and environmental law and permitting, including the use of innovative land use regulatory tools and sustainable development techniques.

Picture: Iceland by © Danny Nicholson via Flickr