August 12, 2011, 2pm PDT
Aspiring to become carbon-neutral by 2050, the Emerald City commits to an ambitious plan that relies on a 10% purchase of carbon offsets.
GOOD Magazine
June 26, 2009, 12pm PDT
Abu Dhabi is looking to develop itself into a new global arts hub, and an incubator of green technology. This piece takes a tour of two ambitious projects seeking to reform the oil-rich emirate.
Los Angeles Times
June 26, 2009, 10am PDT
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's grand plans for 10 carbon-neutral 'eco-towns' haven't lived up to their fanfare, according to some. Now as things move forward, the goals have been watered down a bit.
Architects' Journal
June 11, 2009, 6am PDT
WorldChanging argues that more leadership from architects, landscape architects and planners is needed in a review of progress on Ed Mazria's 2030 Challenge, which calls for all buildings to be carbon neutral by 2030.
May 13, 2009, 7am PDT
Buildings are designed to ensure fully mechanized comfort. Architect Terri Meyer Boake argues that designers need to think in terms of a spectrum of comfort in designing the reduced-impact buildings of the future.
March 23, 2009, 12pm PDT
A region known more for carbon emissions strives to create a carbon-neutral city powered by renewable energy and designed to reduce overall energy demand.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 15, 2008, 8am PDT
In British Columbia, a proposal to require all new buildings to be carbon-neutral is being considered. The rule would require that buildings have no carbon footprint by 2020.
The Globe and Mail
May 6, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Despite naysayers, Masdar City is moving forward. The goal: to be the world's first modern-day carbon-free city.</p>
National Public Radio
March 5, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>Five prominent ecocity experts weigh in on the Masdar City project in Abu Dhabi.</p>