A video from the Congress the New Urbanism (I'm a member, in case you were wondering). It talks about the way that a different type of planning and development needs to be implemented in order to create a real solution for the problems associated with our oil-based lifestyle.
I am completely sold on this way of thinking, have been for years. However, the challenge of doing it on the large scale that it needs to be done is really quite daunting. The journey of 1,000 miles begins with the first step, I guess.