The notion of designing human settlements and their dwelling units on a scale that would permit their being more than superficially green is now viable to anyone who thinks realistically. This means green is not merely retrofitting, it is new designs and new notions of how to build "cyber-cities" that are self-sustaining. Environmentally self-sufficient. I mean habitations less vulnerable than skyscrapers or sprawling detached units. Less subject to being washed or blown away. By continuing our automobile economy we are throwing money, architecture, design and ecology down a black hole.