We finally caught a bit of the Design: e2 series on PBS last night. The series, released last summer, focuses on sustainable architecture. The episode we viewed was The Economics of Being Environmentally Conscious... It followed Sergio Palleroni and his work in Mexico and Austin, TX. He and his firm, BaSiC Initiative have done some inspirational work. They have gone into communities and cleaned them up, built their designs and inspired residents to keep up the improvements. We plan to seek out the other episodes of this in-depth series. BTW, it's narrated by Brad Pitt. photo by Robert Humphreys.