Sustainability

Pennsylvania finds proof that Passive House standards can be built at affordable housing prices, after the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency incorporated Passive House benchmarks into its Low Income Housing Tax Credit application. Exclusive
Jan 13, 2016  By David Salamon
A study of CEQA litigation revealed widespread abuse that experts say undermines California's environmental sustainability goals.
Dec 27, 2015   The Planning Report
After a decade of development, Paris' first EcoDistrict launched this year. Built in place of a disused train station, the district features offices, housing, and amenities built around clean and green principles.
Dec 21, 2015   The Global Grid
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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is showing developers how resilience can benefit the bottom line in the "Returns on Resilience" report. Sarene Marshall, director of the ULI Center for Sustainability, offers insight into the report's examples. Exclusive
Nov 16, 2015  By Sarene Marshall
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As sustainability initiatives gain momentum, planners have a growing number of options for credentialing their green skills. Exclusive
Nov 9, 2015  By Eliot Allen
San Francisco's water district has become the first in the nation to require newly constructed large buildings to collect and reuse nonpotable water.
Nov 4, 2015   SPUR Blog
The 82 municipalities that make up Greater Montreal are finally working together to forge a more sustainable, economically robust future.
Oct 12, 2015   Citiscope
What's keeping the historic parts of your city or town from staying up-to-date and well-loved? Usually, the laws.
Oct 6, 2015   PlaceShakers
What does it mean to be a Chief Resilience Officer for one America's largest cities? Doggerel spoke to Patrick Otellini, Chief Resilient Officer for San Francisco, to find out what it takes to make a truly resilient city.
Sep 29, 2015   Doggerel
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