Projects & Writing


  • 1989-90, “Invisible Walls.” Preproduction funding for a one-hour television documentary was obtained, internationally recognized experts agreed to advise and/or appear, scriptwriter and director, both Emmy award-winners, were lined up, and a script was produced. Production funding could not be secured.
  • 1981, “Stacked Condos at 27 Units per Acre,” Dec. 1981 Housing, pp. 38-39, a McGraw-Hill publication. (An exemplar of energy conserving, passive solar, land conserving, urban infill housing.)
  • 1979, “Six Units on 7, 600 sq. ft.,” front cover and pp. 60-63, February, 1979, Housing, a McGraw-Hill publication. (An exemplar of energy conserving, land conserving, urban infill housing.)
  • 1974, Proposal for an Integrated Energy System for Buildings, utilizing solar energy and radiant heat-cooling, The Eco-Tech Foundation, Inc. Funding not obtained.
  • 1971-3. Organized and planned an eco-community for 38 families to be developed on 188 acres east of of Cincinnati. Abandoned as the dangers of a nuclear reactor to be built nearby became apparent. Published as “One Man’s, Dream,” The Enquirer Magazine, The Cincinnati Enquirer, July 30, 1972, pp. 14 – 20.
  • 1972, founded Ecotech Foundation along with Frederick R. G. Sanborn and became its president. Ecotech was a nonprofit Ohio corporation set up to take a holistic view of environmental problems and look for cures in areas of the basic causes of these problems, the consumer and his lifestyle.
  • 1969-70 consultant to Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana Regional Planning Authority for a new town as part of its 1990 plan. Plan abandoned when directorship of OKI changed.
  • 1968, “Peter Seidel’s Model City,” one-hour documentary, University of Michigan Television.
  • 1968, A Proposal for Urban Development, a further development of Central-Linear City done at the University of Michigan with the help of a Horace R. Rackham Faculty Research Grant.
  • 1964, Central–Linear City, a scheme for high density urban development along transportation routes giving priority to livable neighborhoods making automobiles unnecessary, and preserving nature. Produced while teaching at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.


  • 2015, There is Still Time: to Look at the Big Picture and Act, Cincinnati, Ohio, 360° Editions, ISBN 978-0-578-15543-2
  • 2011, “To Achieve Sustainability,” World Futures: the journal of general evolution, Volume 67 Issue 1, 2011, pp. 11 – 29, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, London.
  • 2009, “Is It Inevitable That Evolution Self-Destruct?” Futures: the journal of policy planning and futures studies, Vol. 41, no. 10, Dec. 2009, pp. 754 — 759. Elsevier, Amsterdam.
  • 2009, 2045: A Story of our Future. Amherst, New York, Prometheus Books, ISBN 978-1-59102-705-8
  • 2005, “Getting unstuck,” unpublished article.
  • 2006, Global Survival: The Challenge and Its Implications For Thinking and Acting, edited with Ervin Laszlo. New York, Select Books,, ISBN 1-59079-104-5
  • 2002, “What to Know,” unpublished article.
  • 1998, “The Cost of Wealthy Modern Cities,” Indian Journal of Applied Economics, July-September, 1998, pp. 291–301, Bangalore.
  • 1998, Invisible Walls: Why We Ignore the Damage We Inflict on the Planet … and Ourselves. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, ISBN 1-57392-217-X.
  • 1994, “Cities and the Real World,” World Futures, The Journal of General Evolution, Vol. 39, No. 4, 1994, pp. 183-195, Taylor and Francic, Yverdon, Switzerland
  • 1985, ”Mies Today: Thoughts of a Former Student,” March/April 1985, Inland Architect, p. 45, Chicago.
  • 1982, “Developing Increased Density Condominiums,” Commercial Investment Journal, vol. 1, Summer 1982, 34-37.
  • 1972, “‘Idustructure,’ a Vertical Industrial Park Designed for Use in the Central City,” August-September 1972, Inland Architect, Chicago, pp.22-3.
  • 1971, Winter, “New Cities of Man: a Proposal,” Technology and Human Affairs, pp. 19-22, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • 1964, “Central–Linear City,” Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Virginia Engineering Extension Series Circular No. 2. An environmentally and sociologically sound alternative to urban sprawl.