Environment

While widespread urban farming remains pipe dream in the United States, dwindling arable land and a mass shift to cities might make it a necessity in China.
Yesterday   designboom
A New York Times article details the surprisingly difficult to catalogue history of New York's greenery.
Dec 5, 2014   New York Times
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An interview with two of Project 51's co-founders, John Arroyo and Catherine Gudis, on the collective's recent "Play the LA River" card deck, a playable guide which invites participants to discover 56 unique sights along the entire Los Angeles River. Blog Post
Dec 4, 2014   By Maayan Dembo
A new report from the World Resources Institute illustrates how Brazil is preparing its cities to deal with climate change.
Dec 4, 2014   The City Fix
After its 2013 announcement of support for the first 33 of the 100 resilient cities, the Rockefeller Foundation has announced its next round of member cities: 35 cities, including six from the United States.
Dec 4, 2014   100 Resilient Cities
Take a kayak trip on the Los Angeles River with KQED science reporter Amy Standen to understand why cities were built on the premise of endless potable water and how we can build cities sustainably in regions that receive low rainfall.
Dec 4, 2014   KQED Science
Urban emissions researchers have been invited to speak at the UN Climate Conference in Lima. Their findings: through focused and networked monitoring, cities can make real inroads on cutting carbon.
Dec 3, 2014   Next City
A new project by the Nature Conservancy maps the impact of natural infrastructure—often found well outside the city limits—on urban water supplies.
Nov 28, 2014   Next City
Part infographic and part diary, the weather radials project tracks the weather for every day in 2013.
Nov 28, 2014   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
The top court's decision on Tuesday to review the first-ever regulation of mercury is a setback for Obama's environmental agenda, in part because it has implications for other EPA initiatives including Wednesday's proposal to tighten the ozone rule.
Nov 27, 2014   The Wall Street Journal
Architecture Critic Mark Lamster sets aside the complex issues of lane configurations and traffic calming to focus on a key aspect of walkability: proper lighting.
Nov 24, 2014   The Dallas Morning News