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Sustainability

Elizabeth City, North Carolina, will host a 204-megawatt wind energy facility—the first in a region known for steady coastal breezes. The project is a collaboration of European-based Iberdrola Renewables, LLC, and Seattle-based Amazon.
Jul 20, 2015   WRAL
More raw housing stock is only the first step. Without comprehensive transit, the value of density can't extend beyond the city center.
Jun 22, 2015   Grist
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Communities cannot be sustainable unless they are places where people want to live. But can communities be both livable and sustainable? Blog Post
May 27, 2015   By JPER
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The Los Angeles Sustainability pLAn, released on April 8, 2015 is the first truly comprehensive effort to identify the city's needs and opportunities across the environmental, social equity, and economic spectrum. Blog Post
May 9, 2015   By Walker Wells
Tim McDonnell shares news of a recent report outlining how Americans are using energy that offers climate change activists plenty of encouraging information.
Feb 12, 2015   Mother Jones
A Huffington Post article shares the stories of the fellows selected by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy to present their work at the 2014 World Parks Congress in Australia.
Feb 7, 2015   The Huffington Post
"One hundred years ago, urban areas were viewed as the place for economic opportunity, but they were unhealthy, congested places. Now cities can be very healthy," says the new director of Washington, D.C.'s department of the environment.
Feb 3, 2015   Elevation DC
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Robert Boyer guest blogs about his new article in JPER, which is a case study of EcoVillage at Ithaca as an example of socio technical experimentation in planning and community Blog Post
Dec 8, 2014   By JPER
A recent festival of ideas called Uncharted proved to be an inspirational, learning experience for Bay Area architect Sandhya Sood, AIA, principal of Accent Architecture+Design. At the end of it, writes Sood, her “brain cells were dancing. Again.”
Nov 11, 2014   UrbDeZine
The American Planning Association (APA) is seeking input for an update of the 2000 Planning for Sustainability Policy Guide.
Oct 20, 2014   American Planning Association
Inherently unlovable buildings—no matter how energy efficient—lacks the stuff of longevity. How can your EcoDistrict design for lovable buildings? It may not include tearing down the historic stock.
Aug 11, 2014   PlaceShakers