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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Infotainment systems in cars are distractions for all, but even more so for older drivers

Millennials want houses, but they don't want what boomers are selling

When it comes to aging in place, self-driving cars won't save us

Older people aren't rocking in chairs, so why do we still treat them that way?

Progressive baby boomers are fighting housing and transportation progress

Older people are spending way more time looking at screens, new research finds

Why do people always say they feel younger than they are?

It's never too late to reinvent yourself

Falls may soon be the biggest cause of death

Why cohousing could be the answer for aging baby boomers

Why the future of housing should be multifamily and multigenerational

How to keep biking at 96 years old