In an address heavy on President Obama's domestic agenda for the first year of his second term, issues of importance to planners and urbanists got plenty of play, including: the environment, energy, infrastructure, and the economy.
Feb 13, 2013 The Washington Post
Confirming an earlier Dept. of Energy report, the International Energy Agency's World Energy Outlook indicates not only that U.S. oil production will surpass Saudi Arabia's by 2020, but that it will be a net exporter by 2030 - thanks to fracking.
Nov 14, 2012 Bloomberg News
Emily Badger looks at how a simple idea in energy retrofitting can be tailored to work for the largely untapped market of small to mid-size commercial properties.
Apr 18, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Andrew Michler gives an overview of a brand new social networking platform that could reshape how we evaluate and compare buildings.
Mar 23, 2012 Inhabitat
In an interview with the British inventor James Dyson, Ben Schiller discusses the future of engineering and design in America and the fallacies behind much "green" design.
Mar 3, 2012 Fast Company
Sarah Laskow reports on a new study from the National Trust for Historic Preservation that confirms and quantifies the adage that reuse of a historic building is more sustainable than LEED certified new construction.
Jan 26, 2012 Good
John McIlwain explores the market for energy efficient housing, and finds growth across the country.
Jan 26, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
In his new book, The Conundrum, David Owen pierces the magical thinking that has repackaged high-end luxury goods, such as hybrid cars, as virtuous and the idea that we can consume our way out of trouble.
Jan 14, 2012 Txchnologist.com
New details and a visualization from Cornell University's winning proposal to create a "game-changing" applied sciences and technology campus on New York's Roosevelt Island.
Dec 22, 2011 BetaBeat
As utilities and energy companies move towards distributed power, building owners, businesses, and developers are seeing the possibilities.
Dec 21, 2011 The Planning Report