Sustainability

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 Opinion
Dec 8, 2014   By JPER
Critics have decried green labeling and certification programs as 'greenwashing' - offering the sheen of environmental responsibility without having a significant impact on sustainability. But Tensie Whelan argues such programs are having an impact.
Aug 20, 2013   Fast Company Co.Exist
The term "sustainability" carries so much baggage that we're no longer able to talk about what we actually need to talk about. What can we do to depoliticize it?
Aug 8, 2013   PlaceShakers
While cities are growing, it's comparatively easy to keep a healthy balance sheet. But for cities like Charlotte, managing the transition from a growth economy to economic sustainability is a treacherous one. Aaron Renn delivers a cautionary tale.
Jul 19, 2013   Governing
Since 2009, the L.A. Department of Water and Power's Landscape Incentive Program has convinced 850 area property owners to replace their grass lawns with more sustainable plants, mulch, and permeable pathways. Now DWP is upping the ante.
Jul 11, 2013   KPCC
The research wing of the non-profit think tank Future Cape Town has produced an infographic that provides valuable insight into the mobility patterns found in some of Africa's largest cities. Less sustainable options are growing, raising concerns.
Jun 13, 2013   Future Cape Town
Bob Graves discusses the concept behind Envision, "a holistic framework for evaluating and rating the community, environmental, and economic benefits of all types and sizes of infrastructure projects."
May 22, 2013   Governing
Norwich, England will soon be home to the "greenest building in the U.K.," reports Mark Wilding.
May 21, 2013   Building Design
The Chinese government has been employing a bottom-up approach to sustainability through pilot programs in individual cities, boosting investment in clean energy by 20 percent since last year.
May 12, 2013   GreenBiz
Everything you've thought about climate control may be wrong. And for that realization, you've got Michael Sivak to thank.
Mar 29, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
Already popular in several sectors, 'gamification' is increasingly being used to educate and engage the public around sustainability issues. Can "using fun and games for serious purposes" bring about environmental improvements?
Mar 11, 2013   The Guardian