Lloyd Alter

Lloyd Alter
I write for MNN, TreeHugger.com, contribute to the Guardian, Corporate Knights Magazine and Azure Magazine. I am really proud about just winning the 2014 USGBC Leadership award, for my writing on green building. I am past president of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario where we fight to save old buildings, and I teach sustainable design at Ryerson University School of Interior Design. I am also trying to write a book on bathrooms. 
I am convinced that we just use too much of everything- too much space, too much land, too much food, too much fuel, too much money, and that the key to sustainability is to simply use less. And, the key to happily using less is to design things better.
When not at my computer I am running, on my bike or in my rowing shell. 

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Don't you dare call me a senior citizen

Hostile design doesn't work for any age group

Universal design is for everyone, everywhere

Should downsizing baby boomers rent or buy?

Largest retirement community in the U.S. gets a fleet of self-driving taxis

Is this a housing revolution for aging boomers?

Aging boomers: Forget the car, get on a bike

New hearables connect you to the world in ways you can't imagine

Air pollution may wipe out the benefits of walking for aging boomers

Why this tax bill is class warfare, not generational warfare

Will self-driving cars save seniors in the suburbs?

Why are older Americans sicker than seniors in other developed countries?