Sustainability

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.
5 days ago   California Planning & Development Repot
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
In a video documentary, Matthew Gordon examines the elements of Fresno's General Plan update, which seeks to reorient the city around a more sustainable urban form, and turn around the fortunes of one of the country's most impoverished cities.
Mar 9, 2013   InfrastructureUSA
Using a set of mid-February photographs from Iceland, Chuck Wolfe describes scaled expressions of urban settlement and transport in Iceland and derives principles for building better places.
Feb 25, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
In the last three decades HOAs have grown six-fold in the U.S. They now cover 20 percent of American homes, and stifle sustainability and expression through “one of the most significant privatizations of local government functions in history.”
Feb 20, 2013   NRDC Switchboard
I spotted this poster at a weekend cheesemaking class a couple of weeks ago. Later that week, a policymaker from Los Angeles with expertise in food, water, and sustainability talked about the food advocates' desire to plant food along medians in that city. Opinion
Feb 11, 2013   By Lisa Feldstein
France's Environment Ministry has decreed that as of July, all shops and offices in the country will be required to shut off their lights at night in order to save energy and “reduce the print of artificial lighting on the nocturnal environment.”
Jan 31, 2013   The New York Times