I exchanged some seeds recently with a fellow out in Portland. Out of curiosity, I plugged his address into Google and found this:
Taa-daa! There is his yard! I've never seen a real suburban permaculture yard before. And from the looks of the overhead photos, it looks like he has several neighbors who are doing the same thing. What a delight to see a neighborhood that isn't devoted to the oh-so-standard lawn-and-meatballs.
The fellow's name is Norris Thomlinson, and he and his yard are featured in an article here on something I would like to see in my area: a "depaving day".