Sustainability

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
An overview of how Los Angeles County’s Department of Parks and Recreation is creating projects that tackle the effects of climate change, by planner Clement Lau.
Aug 1, 2014   UrbDeZine
California's Strategic Growth Council has begun to shape the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program around its new allocations of cap-and-trade funds. The first key public meeting on creating the program was July 10.
Jul 17, 2014   California Planning & Development Repot
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Thinking sustainably usually means taking the long view, so it is inspiring to see the rapid progress occurring in the burgeoning EcoDistrict movement for district-scale urban revitalization. Blog Post
Jun 25, 2014   By Walker Wells
In the next month, the United Nations will agree to Sustainable Development Goals intended to influence member state policies for 20 years. Sustainable cities is one of the policy goals under discussion, but many member states have not committed to support the cause. Blog Post
May 15, 2014   By Bruce Stiftel