Sustainable Cities

A recent article reveals the inconspicuous nature of the city—an ecosystem, "pipes and all."
Nov 12, 2014   The Boston Globe
The term "eco city" is used to describe a very broad range of projects. Unfortunately, not all so-called "eco cities" are as sustainable as they aim or claim to be. As they mature, some of the world's most heralded eco cities may suffer from a few sustainability alligators in their sewers. Opinion
Apr 28, 2014   By Ian Sacs
First came plastic bags, then styrofoam cups, and now, plastic water bottles—though the ban is not as far-reaching as the former two in that it is restricted to sales on city property, including street fairs.
Mar 8, 2014   San Francisco Examiner
Sustainability is a slippery subject - with the meaning and application changing depending on who is talking, listening, or taking action.  For the eco-efficiency focused quantifiers, sustainability is about using fewer resources, or getting more Opinion
Mar 31, 2012   By Walker Wells
Pilgrimages to holy sites around the world have caused large amounts of waste and pollution because of the large amount of people gathering together for one event and consumeristic habits, writes George Webster for CNN
Nov 10, 2011   CNN
Op-ed columnist Andrew Ross notes that while some progressive cities are being lauded for sustainable, green design, most American cities struggle to achieve sustainable results that are available to all residents.
Nov 8, 2011   The New York Times
Whether in Cupertino, Calif. or Curitiba, Brazil, cities are starting an aggressive move toward sustainability in the Americas. In this evolution, technology, citizen involvement and innovation will play a role transforming cities, Leon Kaye writes.
Jul 5, 2011   Guardian
Joe Peach explains the technology behind five materials that will dramatically increase sustainability in the building industry. Among the list are wool bricks which are stronger, greater insulators and don't require firing to set.
Nov 15, 2010   This Big City
PlaceMaker Hazel Borys explores what might be the most important metric of sustainable places.
Oct 29, 2010   PlaceShakers
Chinese urban sprawl has the potential to be transformed into urban sustainability.
Jul 29, 2010   TheCityFix
Chuck Wolfe discusses the challenge of finding a more marketable term to encompass all of the prevailing theories of "transit-oriented development", "walkability", and "liveability." His suggestion? Urbandwidth.
Jul 21, 2010   myurbanist