Sustainability

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. Opinion
Jun 25, 2014   By Walker Wells
A new poll of real estate experts reveals that businesses seeking office space are increasingly seeking buildings built with sustainability in mind.
Feb 7, 2011   The Guardian U.K.
The Vauban District in southern Germany is a small community built around a green transportation scheme, but it has become much more: a model of cooperative decision-making, sustainability and eco-planning.
Feb 5, 2011   The Cereplast Blog
Advertising Age Magazine singled out "sustainability" as one of the most overused and misused words of the year.
Jan 7, 2011   Triple Pundit
TheCityFix looks at the future of the automobile in cities and the possibilities of moving people in to alternative modes in times when car ownership rates are still exploding.
Dec 9, 2010   TheCityFix
A draft of new LEED requirements has been released for public comment, and it includes a new category that accounts for location and accessibility.
Dec 8, 2010   BuildingGreen.com
Jonna McKone details her case for integrated, systematic approaches to problems in the realms of urban mobility and sustainability. Can seamless connectivity between sectors such as planning, business, and energy create better long-term solutions?
Dec 7, 2010   The City Fix
It's kind of hard to tell, on a day-to-day basis, that humankind is drastically affecting the health of the environment -- a reality that makes arguing for sustainability even more difficult, according to Harry West.
Nov 18, 2010   Fast Co. Design
The 1910 law, responsible for preserving views of the capitol from most roof decks, is being challenged by a small group of architects and developers who believe a modest change would inject vitality, sustainability and revenue into the urban fabric.
Nov 6, 2010   The Herald Tribune
Portland has five "eco-district" pilot projects in the works. The first two are expected to begin implementation over the next year, and organizers are hoping they lead to more sustainability efforts throughout the city.
Oct 27, 2010   Sustainable Business Oregon
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