Launched in 2009 as an effort to choose five neighborhoods where sustainability measures could be quickly implemented and tested out, the city of Portland's EcoDistricts are entering their pilot phase.
Oct 19, 2010 Next American City
An ambitious eco-city is going up in Portugal, complete with a central "brain" that monitors feedback on water, energy and transport systems.
Oct 12, 2010 NewScientist
This podcast features a discussion with designer Bruce Mau, who talks about sustainability and why he loves the suburbs.
Oct 9, 2010 Climate Desk
In the progressive city of Seattle, <em>Worldchanging</em>'s Alex Steffen finds the metro area falling behind other American cities with what is becoming an out-dated land use policy.
Oct 7, 2010 WorldChanging
This past Friday, demolition began on a segment of Baltimore's infamous "Highway to Nowhere" to expand parking for the local commuter rail service (MARC). A side benefit: reuniting communities separated since the 1970s.
Sep 13, 2010 Office of Govenor Martin O'Malley Press Release
The Environmental Protection Agency has named five state capitals as its first group of cities in a new effort called Greening America's Capitals.
Sep 12, 2010 Reuters
Roughly 600 University of Oregon students will take part in the university's Sustainable Cities Initiative, which pulls together students of architecture, planning, law, journalism and business to make a plan to fix downtown Salem.
Aug 26, 2010 New York Times/Greenwire
Canadian cities like Montreal and Vancouver are riding the green train, aiming to transform themselves into some of the greenest cities in the world.
Aug 17, 2010 The Canadian Press via Yahoo!
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has teamed up with The International Living Building Institute have launched a contest to envision future cities using sustainable practices - a move that the NTHP doesn't find at odds with their mission.
Jul 25, 2010 Metropolis Magazine
Building on the urban renaissance of the last decade that saw residential population increase for the first time since 1950, the City of Columbus has set a bold vision for the future with the adoption of the 2010 Downtown Columbus Strategic Plan.
Jul 21, 2010 The Columbus Dispatch