Even remote nature reinforces the need for compact settlement patterns.
Aug 17, 2015 PlaceShakers
Yet another climate change side effect: more frequent urban heat waves. And because urban temperatures tend higher than rural ones, cities should be ready to protect the most vulnerable.
Aug 2, 2015 The Nature Conservancy - Cool Green Science
Interested in finding the road less traveled by? Walkonomics has launched in seven cities around the globe.
Jul 25, 2015 ASLA The Dirt
Could something as simple of the material selected for a residential tower prove the "antidote to suburban blandness"? A Parisian suburb thinks so.
Jul 23, 2015 Frame
Though it's as picturesque as a place can be, the central Sicilian town of Gangi is a shell of its former self. To attract new residents, the town is offering homes for free on the condition that they be restored to their former glory.
Jul 3, 2015 New York Times
Well-known in transportation planning circles, Houten's suburban multi-modality can be found almost nowhere else. Perimeter ring roads, train access, and bike-friendly features have cut car trips down to 44 percent.
Jun 29, 2015 CityLab
Governments must take correction actions to address climate change, warned Pope Francis in his June 18 encyclical, but cap-and-trade, which places a price on carbon emissions but can lead to speculation, is not one of them.
Jun 22, 2015 San Francisco Chronicle
Key to explaining the popularity of biking in Copenhagen is its cultural attitude, which is also based on sound cost-benefit analysis. Until Americans change how they value transport modes, protected bike lanes may be elusive.
Jun 20, 2015 Fast Company
The winner of a design competition in Paris, France could push the limit of wood design and construction much, much higher than it's gone before.
Jun 6, 2015 Inhabitat
California's economy is not only the "least carbon-intensive" in the United States, it's the second lowest in the world when measured per economic output, according to a new study that evaluates economics and environment.
May 19, 2015 San Francisco Chronicle